You are here

  1. Home
  2. Nihr school for social care research

Nihr school for social care research

Investigating 'optimal time': perspectives on the timing of people living with dementia moving into care homes: research findings

This briefing summarises the findings of a study into whether there is a universal optimal time for people living with dementia to move to a care home. The research drew on the experiences of people living with dementia and family carers, as well as social workers and care home managers. It found that factors to consider include the wellbeing of the person living with dementia, the ability of family members to support them and the availability of suitable care home places.

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:16

Improving employment opportunities for carers: identifying and sharing good practice

This study collected, assessed and synthesised evidence of what works in supporting carer employment. Working in partnership with CIRCLE at Leeds University, the study included expert interviews, case study work, a survey of recent participants and secondary analysis of local labour market conditions for carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Practice often fails to take carers' own wider needs into account during service user personalisation

Our unique study explores how carers are often inadequately considered during personalisation processes for service users, particularly, older people and those with learning disabilities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Good support for people with complex needs: what does it look like and where is the evidence?

The growing population of people with complex needs who require social care makes it important to find out what is the best way to support them. We looked at this question, interrogating the available research evidence, and also talking to the people directly concerned about what they want from social care. Our findings come from a large-scale literature search of all the current UK research evidence on this subject. We also listened to people with complex needs, their carers, and members of specialist organisations about what works best.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Overcoming barriers: unpaid care and employment in England

An estimated 315,000 unpaid carers aged 16 to 64 in England, predominantly women, have left full-time or part-time employment to provide care. n A key threshold at which carers in England are at risk of leaving employment occurs when care is provided for 10 or more hours a week, a lower threshold than previously thought. n The public expenditure costs of carers leaving employment are estimated at £1.3 billion a year, based on the costs of Carers Allowance and lost tax revenues on foregone incomes alone.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09