The NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) is one of the leading funders of research into adult social care practice in England. Established in 2009, our research findings will support new developments in social care policy and practice.
The first phase of the School (2009-2014) was a partnership of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), King's College London and the Universities of Kent, Manchester and York. The second phase of the School began in May 2014 and is a partnership of the LSE and the Universities of Bristol, Kent, Manchester and York. The School is directed by Professor Martin Knapp (LSE) and is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Since 2009 we have commissioned over 63 research studies and a number of reviews of methods and evidence scoping studies, spanning all client groups, diverse care settings, and major practice issues. Findings from many of our studies can be found on our website.