Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Practice

This conference, jointly hosted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research, brought together learning and recommendations from just over two years of activity on knowledge exchange and impact in adult social care. The conference presented findings from a LSE HEIF 5-funded project, Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Action (SCEiP), which aimed to: bring researchers and social care professionals together to identify key issues in social care and apply research evidence to those priority issues; further enhance dialogue between research, practice and policy stakeholders to support joint knowledge development and exchange; increase the demand for, and utilisation of, research evidence by professionals; and explore ways to demonstrate the impact of social care research.

This conference discussed findings from the study, as well as wider activities funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research. Examples of non-traditional methods for knowledge exchange and methods for impact assessment were presented, as well as recommendations for next steps. Outputs and guides for knowledge exchange and impact from the SCEiP project were also launched.

The Conference featured contributions from experts, researchers and practice colleagues in the adult social care field. The presentations were filmed, and you can scroll through the various presentations below.