Index and direct links to websites used in the Research Mindedness
(All links open in a new window)
of Directors of Social Service (ADSS)
organisation which represents all the directors of social services in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large
bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. It offers a variety
of tools for accomplishing the tasks associated with any systematic
approach to "soft" data--i.e., material which cannot be analyzed
by formal, statistical approaches in meaningful ways.
Bath Information and
Data Services (BIDS)
Bibliographic data and electronic journals for education and research.
A user name and password are required for access to much of this site.
Free to UK HE details usually available from library or resource centre.
Barnardos helps the most vulnerable children and young people transform
their lives. They run projects
across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Every project
is different but each has the same goal - to help disadvantaged children
reach their full potential.
This CEBSS report has a section on 'User Led research'.
Trochim´s Center for Social Research Methods
On-line social research course. Sections on: designing research methods,
using statistics, simulation exercises, tutorials, evaluating web pages
and links to other research method web pages.
of Disabled People
BCODP is the UK's national organisation of the worldwide Disabled People's
Movement. It was established in 1981 by disabled people to promote their
full equality and participation in UK society. BCDOP now represents
some 126 groups run by disabled people in the UK at national level.
British Official Publications
Current Awareness Service (BOPCAS)
BOPCAS came about as a result of a bid for funding under the auspices
of the Follett Report. It is based in the Ford
Collection of British Official Publications in the Hartley Library
at the University of Southampton.
A national information service for the higher education community in
the UK. Includes an abstracting service for a wide range of journals.
The December 1997 Caldicott Report identified weaknesses in the way
parts of the NHS handled confidential patient data. The report made
several recommendations, one of which was the appointment of Caldicott
Guardians, members of staff with a responsibility to ensure patient
data is kept secure.
A non-profit international organization that aims to help people make
well-informed decisions about the effects of interventions in the social,
behavioral and educational arenas. C2's objectives are to prepare, maintain
and disseminate systematic reviews of studies of interventions. C2 builds
summaries and electronic brochures of reviews and reports of trials
for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and the public.
Care Council for
Employment-led body leading on education, training and workforce development
strategy for social care, including social work in Wales.
Caredata was a bibliographic database originally produced by the UK's
National Institute for Social Work (NISW). It was absorbed into the
electronic Library for Social Care (eLSC) and is now incorporated into
Social Care Online.
for Applied Social Surveys (CASS)
CASS is an ESRC Resource Centre run jointly by the SCPR and the University
of Southampton, with the University of Surrey. It provides short courses
in survey methods and is developing a survey Question Bank for use by
social scientists and social researchers in the academic world, government,
market research and the independent and voluntary sectors.
for Disability Studies
CDS is an interdisciplinary centre for teaching and research in the
field of disability studies at the University of Leeds (England). The
Centre incorporates and develops the work of the Disability Research
Unit (DRU) and aims to promote international excellence within the field.
Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM)
The Centre has been established in Oxford as the
first of several centres around the country whose broad aim is to promote
evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to anyone
who wants to make use of them.
Centre for Evidence
Based Social Services (CEBSS)
CEBSS is a research centre based at the University of Exeter. The Centre
is jointly funded by the Department of Health and a consortium of social
services departments in the south and west of England. The aims of the
Centre are: to translate the results of research into service and practice
development; to advise management on new initiatives; to disseminate
research findings to policy makers, managers, practitioners, service
users and carers; to commission new research to fill gaps in knowledge;
and to work with training and DipSW course staff to encourage greater
use of research.
Centre for Human
Service Technology (CHST)
The Centre for Human Service Technology is a research and development
centre in the Department of Social Work Studies at the University of
Southampton. It works to ensure effective use of communication and information
technologies within human services education, training and practice,
through research contracts and funded projects. It also houses the Learning
and Teaching Support Network subject centre for Social Policy and Social
for Research on the Child and Family
The Centre for Research on the Child and Family is based in the School
of Social Work and Psychosocial Studies at the University of East Anglia.
for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology the Centre was established
to promote research and teaching on practical moral problems in the
professions. The site holds over 850 codes of ethics from various professions.
Set up by a large consortium of institutions from the academic, voluntary
and private sectors Children's House is an interactive resource centre
which aims to support the generation and dissemination of knowledge
about children's issues. It does this my means of subject-based links
Childwatch International is a non-profit, non-governmental network of
institutions involved in research for children. It aims to initiate
and coordinate research and information projects on children's living
conditions and the implementation on children's rights as expressed
in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Includes a database
of European child research.
of Ethics for Social Work and Social Care Research
This is a paper presented at one of the seminars in the Theorising Social
Work Research series organised by the Joint University Council Social
Work Education Committee, the National Institute for Social Work and
the Association of University Professors of Social Work, and funded
by the Economic and Social Research Council. This paper was given as
part of the seminar on "Researching the Social Work Process".
Collection of Historical
and Contemporary Census Data and Related Materials (CHCC)
This is the CHCC project web site which will be used to disseminate
information about the project. The CHCC project is funded by the Joint
Information Systems Committee (JISC) as part of its initiative to enhance
JISC services for learning and teaching. The project runs from October
2000 to September 2003. The central aim of the project is to increase
use of the CHCC in learning and teaching by: improving accessibility
to the primary data resources; developing an integrated set of learning
and teaching materials; improving awareness about the contexts in which
Census data can be used in learning and teaching Integrating contextual
materials Providing access to web-based data exploration/visualisation
tools Developing resource discovery tools via a Census portal.
Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
CAQDAS is a project based at the University of Surrey which aims to
provide practical support and information in the use of a range of software
programs which have been designed to assist qualitative data analysis.
The project also provides various platforms for debate concerning the
methodological and epistemological issues arising from the use of such
software. The site provides links to a number of different software
packages and hosts a discussion/mailing list.
A website about critical appraisal that includes: Tutorials | Tools
| Discussion Groups | CATs | Diagnostic Instruments | Economic Evaluations
| Meta Analyses/Reviews | Study Design | Quality of Life Measures
Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
CASP is a programme within Learning & Development at the Public
Health Resource Unit. Since 1993 the programme has helped to develop
an evidence-based approach in health and social care, working with local,
national and international groups. CASP aims to enable individuals to
develop the skills to find and make sense of research evidence, helping
them to put knowledge into practice.
of Health Research and Development
The website of the Department of Health's Research and Development work.
The Department invests in research to support government objectives
for public health, health services and social care, as well as contributing
to the government science strategy.
This list is intended for all those interested in research as it affects
disabled people both in the UK and internationally. It provides a forum
for the exchange of ideas, information and news, particularly among
researchers working within a social model of disablement.
Division of Public
Health & Primary Health Care (DPHPC) at Oxford formerly the
Instutue fo Health Services has been set up to complement the work being
done in the Institute of Molecular Medicine and to make a distinct contribution
to solving the health and health care problems of the 21st
Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC)
The ESRC is the UK's largest independent funding agency for research
and postgraduate training into social and economic issues. Its goals
are: to support high-quality research and postgraduate training that
will contribute to economic competitiveness, the quality of life and
the effectiveness of public services and policy; ensure that researchers
have the training, resources and infrastructure to continue to make
advances, including the necessary datasets and methodologies; broaden
the public's knowledge and understanding of the contribution that the
social sciences can make to policymakers, businesses and the public
Electronic Library for Social Care (eLSC)
The eLSC replaced CareData and in turn has been replaced by Social
Care Online as the major social care resources database containing
over 50,000 summaries of books and other information.
Ethnograph was developed by Qualis Research and it is a software program
to assist in the analysis of qualitative research on text data such
as interviews and telephone surveys. It allows researchers to identify,
retrieve and analyse text from documents.
The book covers the context of evidence-based practice, the anatomy
of evidence-based practice: principles and methods, evidence-based practice
in general practice and primary care, evidence-based practice in mental
health, evidence-based public health; evidence-based nursing practice,
evidence-based practice in social work and probation, evidence-based
practice in education and the contribution of educational research.
General Social Care
The General Social Care Council was established in October 2001 under
Standards Act 2000, as the guardian of standards for the social
care workforce in England. Its job is to increase the protection of
service users, their carers and the general public by regulating the
social care workforce and by ensuring that work standards within the
social care sector are of the highest quality.
GreyNet seeks to facilitate dialog and communication between persons
and organisations in the field of grey literature; and to identify and
distribute information on and about grey literature in networked environments.
Its main activities include the International Conference Series on Grey
Literature, the creation and maintenance of web-based resources,
and the establishment of a moderated Listserv.
Older: ESRC Research Programme on Extending Quality of Life
The Growing Older Programme consists of 24 research projects focussed
on how to extend the quality of life in old age. They were commissioned
together as part of a £3.5 million investment by the UK Economic
and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is expected that, by operating
as a concerted programme, this research effort will be able to produce
added value and make a substantial impact on policy and practice. The
Programme covers six research topics: Defining and Measuring Quality
of Life; Inequalities in Quality of Life; The Role of Technology and
the Built Environment; Healthy and Productive Ageing; Family and Support
Networks; Participation and Activity in Later Life. The Web site gives
abstracts of the individual projects including the aims, objectives,
project design and policy implications. Also available under publications
are the research findings of the projects as they become available.
These research findings are in pdf format for which users will require
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Higher Education
Formerly the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) , the HEA
has the main aim of promoting high quality learning, teaching and assessment
in its subject areas. SWAP
is the subject centre for Social Policy and Social Work and has an extensive
list of resources and links to support learning and teaching in social
Council for England (HEFCE)
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes
public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges.
In doing so, it aims to promote high quality education and research,
within a financially healthy sector. The Council also plays a key role
in ensuring accountability and promoting good practice.
Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales is an Assembly Sponsored
Public Body established in May 1992 under the Further and Higher Education
Act 1992. The Council is concerned with the funding of colleges and
institutions of higher education in Wales. It also has the power to
fund higher education in further education colleges.
and Research Opportunities (HERO)
HERO is the official gateway site to the UK's universities, colleges
and research organisations.
for Social Care (IfSC)
IfSC is a programme of inter-related projects to improve quality and
performance in social services through better use of information and
IT, especially by innovative and strategic approaches.
and Social Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is an Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship,
Leadership, and Managing Change website designed with the intention
of sharing free information related to Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship,
Leading Change, Teamworking or Human Resource Development in Public
Sector and Welfare Services.
INteractive STATistics Package for PCs
This program provides advice and guidance on using statistics as well
as the means to enter, analyse and display results, using a wide variety
of statistical techniques. The program includes facilities for recoding,
sorting and grouping data and selecting sub sets. Parametric and non-parametric
statistics and time series are included such as t-tests, chi square,
multiple regression, analysis of variance. Presentation uses histograms,
scatter plots, box plots, stem and leaf. Can be freely copied. Registration
only needed for Guides or technical support. Joan Knock and Roger Stern,
Statistical Services Centre, University of Reading DOS.
Institute of Public
The Institute of Public Care brings together the existing work of the
Social Services Research and Development Unit (SSRADU) and Oxford Dementia
Centre (ODC) into an umbrella organisation that works at the interface
between primary care, social care and social care housing. It includes
the Electronic Social Care Record for children with disabilities.
International Association of
Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
IASSW was founded in Paris, France in 1928 and is the international
association representing schools of social work at tertiary level worldwide.
Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
The IBSS database holds over 1,800,000 references to journal articles,
book reviews, monographs and selected book chapters. Over 90,000 new
references are added each year. The information is available on-line,
as a CD-ROM and in printed volumes. IBSS Online is available free to
students, researchers, faculty and staff at over 140 higher education
institutions and ESRC-recognised independent research institutes in
the United Kingdom.
of Social Workers (IFSW)
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organisation
striving for social justice, human rights and social development through
the development of social work, best practices and international cooperation
between social workers and their professional organisations.
An interactive tutorial on evaluating the quality of Internet resources.
Includes, A 'teach yourself' tutorial on Internet information skills
for social workers; Tour some key Internet sites for social workers;
Discover tools and techniques to improve your Internet searching; Review
the critical thinking required when using the Internet; Reflect on how
to use the Internet for studying, teaching or research.
National NHS group promoting public involvement in NHS, public health
and social care research.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is one of the largest independent social
policy research and development charities in the UK. It supports a wide
programme of research and development projects in housing, social care
and social policy. The Foundation also carries out practical innovative
projects in housing and care through the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
We seek to ensure that these and the findings from the research programme
are helpful in the development of better policies and practices across
The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation whose goal is
to improve health, especially in London
The Trust, established at the wish of William Hesketh Lever, the first
Viscount Leverhulme, makes awards for the support of research and education.
The Trust emphasises individuals and encompasses all subject areas.
Looking After Children
Software that assists collection of data on children in a standard format.
This innovative collaborative venture between seven English universities
offers staff in Local Authority Social Services Departments (and the
NHS and voluntary organisations where joint schemes are running) the
opportunity to work in partnership with their academic colleagues to
develop evidence-based social work and social care practice, and to
improve the dissemination of research.
Government plans for improving social services including the Quality
Assembly of Wales Research and Evaluation
Research and Evaluation projects are carried out across the Assembly
as research officials are co-located with policy officials. Some policy
divisions have their own areas on this web site, with pages for Research
and Evaluation, and one of the main purposes of these pages is to provide
a central contact point for external users so that they can easily find
the information that is already available. Information is also provided
for potential research and evaluation contractors and for individuals
who are looking for research or evaluation posts at the Assembly.
for Social Research
Formerly Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR) the National
Centre for Social Research specialises in social surveys and qualitative
research for the development and evaluation of public policy. The major
part of the institute's work lies in the design, conduct and analysis
of quantitative social surveys on behalf of various public bodies, including
central government, research councils, charitable trusts, and foundations.
Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect acquires, preserves
and disseminates high quality datasets relevant to the study of child
abuse and neglect. Their mission is to facilitate the secondary analysis
of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. The
material is accessed by means of a searchable database.
for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE was set up as a Special Health Authority for England and Wales
on 1 April 1999 It is part of the National Health Service (NHS), and
its role is to provide patients, health professionals and the public
with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current "best practice".
Northern Ireland Social
Employment-led body leading on education, training and workforce development
strategy for social care, including social work in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Higher Education
NIHEC is responsible for the formulation, development and oversight
of the implementation of higher education policy in accordance with
Northern Ireland needs.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
is the UK charity specialising in child protection and the prevention
of cruelty to children. It has been protecting children from abuse for
over 100 years. The NSPCC is the only children's charity in the UK with
statutory powers enabling it to act to safeguard children at risk. The
home page includes links to an information bank.
Fry Research Centre
The Norah Fry Research Centre is based in the Department of Mental Health
at the University of Bristol. The Centre conducts research into services
for people with learning difficulties.
Northern Ireland Social
and Political Archive (ARK)
ARK is a joint project between Queen's University Belfast and the University
of Ulster. It is a web resource that allows access to a range of social
and political material relevant to Northern Ireland. ARK consists of
three components. ORB, the Online Research Bank, contains summaries
of social policy relevant research focused on Northern Ireland. ORB
allows public access to the world of academic and government social
policy research. The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey is a resource
for anyone interested in the social attitudes of people living in Northern
Ireland. The Survey asks questions on everything from politics to pensions,
from education to the environment.
The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charity. The funds are used
mainly to support self contained projects which advance education or
social welfare, often by means of research or practical innovation.
The Foundation has several award schemes which support certain defined
activities, including academic research. The schemes cover the following
areas: social science; science (research grants, education, rheumatism
and arthritis research); education for women; ageing; commonwealth.
Aims to bring relevant methodological developments to a wide range of
researchers in organizational and management studies. Electronic access
available to subscribers.
Social Services Performance Assessment Framework (PAF)
PAF was launched in November 1999 as 'a set of indicators large enough
to be comprehensive and small enough to be manageable, to be consistent
with best practice and it sits at the heart of performance assessment
in a wider sense'. The key elements are shown graphically (courtesy
of the DoH).
Described as 'the Complete Survey Solution', Pinpoint provides researchers
with facilities for questionnaire design, data collection, survey analysis
and graphics and charting. Pinpoint is a commercial product from Logotron.
This site aims to promote strategic thinking and improve policy making
across government. It provides tailored access to resources and activities
from the UKand abroad that help formulate, develop and evaluate policy
more efficiently and effectively.
Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
QAA's mission is to safeguard the public interest in sound standards
of higher education qualifications and to encourage continuous improvement
in the management of the quality of higher education. It was established
in 1997 and is an independent body funded by subscriptions from universities
and colleges of higher education, and through contracts with the main
higher education funding bodies.
The Quality Protects Programme is a key part of the Government's wider
strategy for tackling social exclusion. It focuses on working with some
of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in our society. Those
children looked after by councils; in the child protection system; and
other children in need.
Social Work: Research and Practice
Qualitative Social Work provides a forum for those interested in qualitative
research and evaluation and in qualitative approaches to practice. The
journal facilitates interactive dialogue and integration between those
interested in qualitative research and methodology and those involved
in the world of practice. It reflects the fact that these worlds are
increasingly international and interdisciplinary in nature.
Question Mark Perception is one of a number of programs from Question
Mark Computing that include QM Presenter, QM Report, QM Web, Better
Testing and Network Guardian. QM Designer allows users to design and
deliver questionnaires, tests, exams and other types of assessment and
to score the responses. QM for the Web enables users to create tests
and surveys and deliver them via the WWW.
Software designed to aid researchers in handling Non-numerical Unstructured
Data by supporting processes of Indexing, Searching and Theorising´.
It is used with a researcher's text to search, categorise, index, organise
and search for links between categories. It can also be used to present
analysis of results. QSR Merge is included with version 4.0 This utility
allows the researcher to merges different research projects or convert
data cross platforms i.e. Mac to PC.
Regard was an online database of social science research now subsumed
Society Today. Their Advanced
search option enables more specific searching or research resources.
of Independent Researchers (RIR)
RIR is a national database holding a range of information about independent
social researchers including their current work interests, their areas
of specialism and experience. All work on a freelance or contract basis.
research in practice
The aim of this site is to promote better access to research about vulnerable
children and families and so support the development of evidence based
planning and services. This database can be accessed only by users from
registered local authorities in the UK.
on Social Work Practice
Devoted to the publication of empirical research concerning methods
and outcomes of social work practice. Social work practice is broadly
interpreted to refer to the application of intentionally designed social
work interventions to problems of societal and interpersonal importance.
This web site has been established with funding from the Scottish Executive,
and is being developed as a tool for the informed social work professional.
It aims to provide a sound knowledge base for those involved in social
work and social care practice and policy. The type of information and
research provided is designed to be up-to-date, concise but thorough,
and always selected with practice in mind.
Rethink is the largest severe mental illness charity in the UK. As of
and July 2002 'Rethink' became the new operating name for 'The National
Schizophrenia Fellowship'. Rethink is dedicated to improving the lives
of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether they have a condition
themselves, care for others who do, or are professionals or volunteers
working in the mental health field.
Scottish Addiction Studies (formerly Scottish Drugs Training Project)
is a collaboration of staff throughout the Department of Applied Social
Science with an interest in drug and alcohol misuse. Activities within
the group are extensive; from on-line teaching and information services
to evaluation of interventions within the criminal justice system.
Scottish Drugs Training Project (SDTP)
Scottish Higher Education
Funding Council (SHEFC)
The Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) was established
in June 1992 as a non-departmental public body responsible to the Scottish
Executive. The Council provides financial support for teaching, research
and associated activities in Scottish higher education institutions.
Scottish Institute for
Residential Child Care (SIRCC)
The Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care was established on
April 1st 2000 The aim of the Institute is to ensure that residential
child care staff throughout Scotland have access to the skills and knowledge
they require to meet the needs of the children and young people in their
Scottish Social Care
Employment-led body leading on education, training and workforce
development strategy for social care, including social work in Scotland.
users' knowledges and social work theory: conflict or collaboration?
ESRC funded research by Professor Peter Beresford of Brunel University.
Online article about the relationship between social work theory and
knowledge of service users. A contribution towards the understanding
of Social work as a research-based discipline.
Skills for Care
New name for the Training Organisation for Personal Social Services
(TOPSS England) as the English employment-led body leading on education,
training and workforce development strategy for social care, including
social work. Equivalent bodies for other part of the UK are Scottish
Social Care Council, Care
Council for Wales and the Northern
Ireland Social Care Council
Windows based survey and data analysis package Mercator Computer Systems
Ltd Windows CD-ROM.
Social Care Institute
for Excellence (SCIE)
SCIE's purpose is to collect and synthesise up-to-date knowledge about
what works in social care, and to make that knowledge available and
accessible to people working in and using social services.
Spocial Care Online is part of SCIE and is the UK's most extensive social
care database. It offers free access to social care information and
includes research briefings, reports, government documents, journal
articles, and websites. It also has publications of voluntary organisations,
and articles from a wide range of journal titles. Other resources available
are best practice guidelines and standards, SCIE best practice guides,
useful links and tutorials to improve searching skills. It replaces
the Electronic Library for Social Care (eLSC), which in turn replaced
Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Since its establishment in 1973, SPRU s work has been concerned with
the development of policies and the delivery of services to support
people made vulnerable by poverty, ageing, disability or chronic illness.
To date most of its work has been within the related fields of social
security, social care and health care.
Social Science Information
SOSIG is a project of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) which provides
a centralised means of access to social science resources available
over the Internet.
Society for Research
into Higher Education
This is the web site of an independent society which aims to improve
the quality of higher education through the encouragement of debate
and publication on the issues of policy, on the organisation and management
of higher education institutions and their curriculum, teaching and
Online version of the journal Sociological Research. The journals subject
area is "applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical
and methodological discussions which engage with current political,
cultural and intellectual topics and debates". Index and abstracts
are provided but for full text a subscription is needed.
Behavioural Research Service
These web pages provide information and updates on the Evaluation Study
of the Behaviour Resource Service (BRS).
Of Ethical Practice For The British Sociological Association
BSA guidelines that are in use by many courses.
for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
SPSS UK is part of SPSS Inc which produces a range of SPPS products
including SPSS, SYSTAT, QI Analyst, MapInfo, Neural Connection and SPSS
CHIAD. The basic SPSS module includes data entry capabilities, data
analysis and graphical presentation of results. The company has now
launched a full version of SPSS for students and a tutor pack consisting
of two elements; Essential SPSS and Essential Social Statistics.
for the Terrified
Software that teaches students how to use and apply statistics within
their field of learning. A downloadable demo version is available.
Sure Start describes itself as "the Government's programme to deliver
the best start in life for every child by bringing together: early education,
childcare, health and family support".
SWAP HE Academy subject
SWAP is the subject centre for Social Policy and Social Work - one of
24 discipline-based centres, which form the UK-wide
Higher Education Academy, has an extensive list of resources and
links to support learning and teaching in social work
Social Work Research
A series of papers from the ESRC Seminars on 'Theorising Social Work
Research' held between May 1999 and December 2000.
Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (TOPSS England)
Topss was the employment-led body leading on education, training and
workforce development strategy for social care, including social work.
Now replaced by Skills
for Care. Equivalent bodies for other part of the UK are Scottish
Social Care Council, Care
Council for Wales and the Northern
Ireland Social Care Council
of Wolverhampton Universities & HE Colleges
An interactive map which has links directly to particular information
resources within UK FE/HE
The Valuing People Support Team was set up as part of the Valuing People
White Paper and will exist until March 2006. It offers support and advice
to people working to change services; helps people get together to talk
and share ideas; listens to what people are saying; and tells the government
what people are saying so they can change things.
of Research and Development (WORD)
The National Assembly for Wales set the policies, priorities and funding
framework for Health and Social Care in Wales. Within the Assembly,
WORD has responsibility for taking these policies forward. Their two
core functions are to develop policy and priorities in Research and
Development for Health and Social Care in Wales; and to commission and
manage high quality Research projects from their inception to dissemination.
Wales - also see National Assembly of Wales above