Perkins, Margaret

Ms Margaret Perkins  

Department

Position held

Research Officer

 

Research Officer

 

Experience keywords:

carers; direct payments; mental health; older people; residential care; social care; voluntary sector

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Margaret has a varied background, having originally trained as a social worker, gaining experience in local authority, mental health, paediatric and care management of older people. She also has a number of years' experience in the voluntary sector as a generalist adviser with Citizen's Advice Bureau and the Motor Neurone Disease Association advising families on services and support for those living with MND. Following an MSc in Social Policy and Planning (LSE), she then became an academic researcher on a project focusing on the needs of carers of those with terminal cancer (UCL/ Royal Free). This was followed by work on a Department of Health funded project on older people and hospital discharge (Institute of Psychiatry/King's College, London). While in PSSRU, Margaret has worked on projects about Direct Payments, initially on the Direct Payments for Older People (DH funded study), and currently on a collaborative project with colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Direct Payments in Residential Care, She is currently also working on an EU project on developing and evaluating an EU wide tender specification document for mobile technological devices. Other areas of work have been on developing the economic case for community capacity building projects. Margaret's work is largely qualitative, involving service users and carers as well as health and social care professionals. She is particularly interested in the role of the voluntary sector in developing upstream preventive services and also has interests in how staff in statutory frontline practice interpret and enact policy in their practice.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6132

Publications

2017

Bauer, Annette and Knapp, Martin and Wistow, Gerald and Perkins, Margaret and King, Derek and Iemmi, Valentina (2017) Costs and economic consequences of a help-at-home scheme for older people in England Health and Social Care in the Community, 25 (2). 780-789. ISSN 0966-0410

2016

Wistow, Gerald and Perkins, Margaret and Knapp, Martin and Bauer, Annette and Bonin, Eva-Maria (2016) Circles of support and personalisation: exploring the economic case Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 20 (2). 194-207. ISSN 1744-6295

Williams, Lorraine and Ettelt, Stefanie and Perkins, Margaret and Wittenberg, Raphael and Lombard, Daniel and Damant, Jackie and Mays, Nicholas (2016) Will direct payments make adult residential care more personalized? Views and experiences of social care staff in the direct payments in residential care trailblazers Journal of Social Policy and Administration. ISSN 0144-5596

2015

Ettelt, Stefanie and Wittenberg, Raphael and Williams, Lorraine and Perkins, Margaret and Lombard, Daniel and Damant, Jacqueline and Mays, Nicholas (2015) Evaluation of direct payments in residential care trailblazers: interim report PIRU Publication, 2015-10. Policy Innovation Research Unit, London.

Knapp, Martin and Barlow, James and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Damant, Jacqueline and Freddolino, Paul P. and Hamblin, Kate and Hu, Bo and Lorenz, Klara and Perkins, Margaret and Rehill, Amritpal and Wittenberg, Raphael and Woolham, John (2015) The case for investment in technology to manage the global costs of dementia Policy Innovation Research Unit, London, UK.

2014

Mehta, Anji and Knapp, Martin and Bauer, Annette and Perkins, Margaret and Snell, Tom (2014) Community capacity. In: LSE Research Festival 2014, 8 May 2014, The London School of Economics, London, UK

Bauer, Annette and Knapp, Martin and Perkins, Margaret and Wistow, Gerald and Iemmi, Valentina and King, Derek (2014) The economic case for a befriending and practical at-home support scheme for older people in Shropshire, England LSE PSSRU and NIHR SSCR Research Findings, PSSRU, London School of Economics and Political Science, and NIHR School for Social Care Research, London, UK.

Bauer, Annette and Knapp, Martin and Perkins, Margaret and Wistow, Gerald and Iemmi, Valentina and King, Derek (2014) The economic case for a befriending and practical at-home support scheme for older people in Shropshire, England PSSRU Discussion Papers, 2881. PSSRU, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Knapp, Martin and Bauer, Annette and Perkins, Margaret and Snell, Tom (2013) Building community capital in social care: is there an economic case? Community Development Journal, 48 (3). 313-331. ISSN 0010-3802

Perkins, Margaret (2013) Services and support for people with early-onset dementia and their unpaid carers LSE Health and Social Care (29 Apr 2013) Blog entry

2011

Bauer, Annette and Knapp, Martin and Perkins, Margaret (2011) Befriending of older adults In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Parsonage, Michael, (eds.) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: the Economic Case. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, 36-37.

2010

Knapp, Martin and Bauer, Annette and Perkins, Margaret and Snell, Tom (2010) Building community capacity: making an economic case PSSRU Discussion Papers, DP2772. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Beecham, Jennifer and Snell, Tom and Perkins, Margaret and Knapp, Martin (2010) Health and social care costs for young adults with epilepsy in the UK Health and Social Care in the Community, 18 (5). 465-473. ISSN 0966-0410

2009

Windle, Karen and Perkins, Margaret and Janssen, D. and Ellis, K. and Knapp, Martin and Henderson, Catherine (2009) Evaluation of the Kent INVOKE POPP programme PSSRU research summary, 52. Personal Social Services Research Unit, Canterbury, UK.

Knapp, Martin and Perkins, Margaret and Henderson, Catherine (2009) Brighter futures for older people in Kent Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Beecham, Jennifer and Perkins, Margaret and Snell, Tom and Knapp, Martin (2009) Treatment paths and costs for young adults with acquired brain injury in the United Kingdom Brain Injury, 23 (1). 30-38. ISSN 1362-301X

2008

Knapp, Martin and Windle, Karen and Perkins, Margaret and Henderson, Catherine (2008) Local evaluation of the Partnership for Older People Projects in Kent Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), Canterbury, UK.

Beecham, Jennifer and Snell, Tom and Perkins, Margaret and Knapp, Martin (2008) After transition: health and social care needs of young adults with long-term neurological conditions PSSRU Research Summary, 48. PSSRU, London, UK.

Knapp, Martin and Perkins, Margaret and Beecham, Jennifer and Dhanasiri, Sujith and Rustin, C and King, Derek (2008) Transition pathways for young people with complex disabilities: exploring the economic consequences Child: Care, Health and Development, 34 (4). 512-520. ISSN 0305-1862

Baumann, Matt and Evans, Sherrill and Perkins, Margaret and Curtis, Lesley and Netten, Ann and Fernández, José-Luis and Huxley, Peter (2008) Implementing the reimbursement scheme: views of health and social care staff in six high performing sites Research Policy and Planning, 26 (2). 101-112. ISSN 0264-519X

2007

Baumann, M and Evans, S and Perkins, Margaret and Curtis, L and Fernández, José-Luis and Huxley, Peter (2007) Organisation and features of hospital, intermediate care and social services in English sites with low rates of discharge Health and Social Care in the Community, 15 (4). 295-305. ISSN 0966-0410

Davey, Vanessa and Snell, Tom and Fernández, José-Luis and Knapp, Martin and Tobin, Roseanne and Jolly, Debbie and Perkins, Margaret and Kendall, Jeremy and Pearson, Charlotte and Vick, Nicola and Swift, Paul and Mercer, Geof and Priestley, Mark (2007) Schemes providing support to people using direct payments: a UK survey Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK. ISBN 9780853281467

2006

Knapp, Martin and Perkins, Margaret and Beecham, Jennifer and Dhanasiri, S K (2006) Transition pathways for young people with complex disabilities: exploring the economic consequences RITE transition reports, Reynolds, J, ed DARE Foundation, Brighton, UK. ISBN 9781904251005

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