Social care economics and evaluations

We have particular expertise conducting economic evaluations on social care. Research has been undertaken on the cost-effectiveness of care and support services (such as telecare and telehealth, coping strategies for family carers of people with dementia, befriending), organisational arrangements (such as community navigators) and preventive strategies (such as for child neglect and abuse, and for falls).

Key findings

Current studies

CEQUA: Quality and cost-effectiveness in long-term care and dependency prevention network 

The CEQUA Network aims to identify evidence about key strategies for reducing the need for care and for improving the quality and efficiency with which care systems meet needs of users and carers.

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Developing a local prevention evaluation framework

This study is developing and implementing an evaluation framework that enables local authorities in England to use their local administrative records and information systems to assess the impact of different interventions on future costs and outcomes.

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Economics of social care interventions

This study aims to collate, generate, and diffuse relevant economic evidence in order to better inform decision-making around adult social care in England.

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ELSCQua: An exploration of local authority strategies and initiatives to improve the quality of social care for older people in England through market shaping

The ELSQu study is seeking to provide evidence to support LAs to understand and promote social care quality for older people at a local level in England. 

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Evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme

This study is evaluating the national programme of Integrated Care and Support Pioneers for up to 5 years.

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NCCSC: NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care

The NCCSC develops guidance about social care for children and adults on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). CPEC leads all economic evaluations.

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Reconnections evaluation

This study is evaluating the Reconnections programme, which aims to develop better responses to loneliness and isolation experienced by older people.

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SUSTAIN: Sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe

The SUSTAIN project aims to improve the way care services for older adults are organised and delivered across Europe, and especially for those who have multiple health and social care needs.

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