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Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy

Welcome to CARe

The Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe) is a multi-disciplinary Research Centre based within the University of Salford. Our work seeks to understand the complex challenges facing people, communities, services and places and create innovative responses. We are engaged in work which aims to alleviate health and social injustices and bring about positive change through engaged research and practice.

The CARe approach is grounded in principles of collaboration, co-production and critical analysis in order to support the development positive changes in health, wellbeing and society.

Clients, commissioners and funders include international and national funding agencies, government departments and agencies, local authorities, charities and foundations, international organisations, and the private sector. We offer research expertise covering a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, digital and experimental methods, evaluation, policy advice and guidance, and consultancy.

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Latest news

Mon 21 Oct 2019

ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2019
The University of Salford, alongside partner institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, are running around 35 events across Manchester and Salford as part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, which runs from 2-9 November 2019. The Festival showcases Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. This brings together […]

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Wed 25 Sep 2019

‘Value of Research’ Events in 2019/20
As part of this year’s training offering for our research colleagues, we are in the process of organising ‘Value of Research’ events, also known as ‘impact away days’ for each of the four Schools. The aim of these events is to bring impact to a wider audience, beyond our REF case study leads, in order […]

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Tue 20 Aug 2019

Based on REF2014 data, a 4* impact case study is estimated to be worth at least £324,000 to an institution in QR funding over the course of the REF cycle. This is the equivalent value of around 5 to 6 outputs. Given that the weighting for impact has increased in REF2021 from 20% to 25% […]

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Tue 23 Jul 2019

Impact Action Plan Update
Following the successful implementation of the Impact Case Study Action Plans with our identified REF impact case study leads during 2018/19, this process will be continued and expanded in the new academic year 2019/20. The aim of these Plans is to set a number of SMART objectives to guide our case study leads through the […]

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Tue 11 Jun 2019

Festival of Research – A Showcase for Research Impact
The Festival of Research is month-long programme that showcases the research being carried out across the University of Salford and brings together academics, students, industry and the public. The Festival launches this year on 17th June and continues for a month with each week focusing on a different theme or audience: Week 1: Researcher Training […]

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Tue 21 May 2019

Guidance on collecting impact evidence
If you are looking to generate impact from your research, please ensure that you engage from the start with the University Impact, Engagement and Environment Coordinator, Emma Sutton, and your School Impact Coordinator** so that the impact can be tracked and evidenced on an ongoing basis. Key points to consider when you start a new […]

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