All impact case studies (welfare)

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Improving adult social care in Cornwall

ESRC-funded research provided Cornwall Council with effective training tools for social care staff - improving adult care and leading to yearly cost savings of £80,000.

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Regulation of the erotic dancing industry

Following co-operation with researchers at the University of Leeds, several local authorities have adopted specific 'good practice' procedures for the erotic dancing industry.

Primary school children

Social science impact on the Sure Start initiative

Social science underpinned by ESRC support played a major role in establishing and delivering the Government's Sure Start initiative in 1999, which aimed to provide integrated early years services for disadvantaged groups.

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Targeting the 'hard to reach' homeless

A review by Dr Sarah Johnsen at the University of York and the charity Crisis on the effectiveness of housing models has directly shaped development of the 'Housing First' pilot project in the UK.

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New rules for welfare

A review of the welfare system to consider ways of enhancing employment, by Professor Paul Gregg from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, informed the Department for Work and Pensions' white paper on welfare reform.

Indian old man

Raising awareness of India's elderly

Research from the New Dynamics of Ageing programme is highlighting the contributions and needs of India's older population to policymakers.

Family on beach

Using research in family support

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Wakefield Family Services encouraged a culture shift towards using research to improve effectiveness, and the implementation of Research Governance Framework procedures.

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Supporting families

Research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation has been referenced in government strategy papers and informed US anti-poverty strategy.

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