Social care research capacity
National Seminar on Social Care Research Capacity
16 December 2005
The Unit was commissioned by the Department of Health to run a seminar on Social Care Research Capacity. The event was planned to explore progress since the publication, in 1994, of ‘A Wider Strategy for Social Care Research’, a review of social care evidence and research commissioned by the Department of Health.
Given the range of organisations and government departments responsible for social care research, the seminar was therefore planned, in partnership with others, to bring together all those with a key role to play, to identify the nature of the difficulties faced and to develop a joint strategy for addressing them.
This is the report of that event. Professor Manthorpe and Dr Martin Stevens were lead authors for the report, which was then used to influence future decisions about strategy for social care research.