ASCRU is led by the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre in partnership with the Personal Social Services Research Unit and the NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit.
Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)
London School of Economics and Political Science
CPEC is an international research centre working mainly in the areas of long-term care (social care), mental health, developmental disabilities and other health issues. Since 2009, CPEC has been awarded over 100 new research grants, totalling £36 million, and has been involved in a number of key policy and practice developments. Until June 2019 we were known as the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the LSE.
Personal Social Services Research Unit
University of Kent
PSSRU is based in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) in Canterbury. SSPSSR is recognised worldwide for producing excellent research and was ranked 2nd for research power, 3rd for research intensity and 5th for both research impact and research quality (GPA) by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Over the last ten years, PSSRU at Kent has been awarded over 170 new research grants, totalling around £22 million, and has been involved in a number of key policy and practice discussions.
NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit (HSCWRU)
King's College London
HSCWRU is a research partnership between King’s College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The Unit exists to develop research knowledge in the health and social care workforce field and to disseminate findings to policymakers, service providers, employers and patient, service user and carer groups.