Join this free online event to see how the West Midlands Social Care Research Partnership can support your research journey

About this event

Are you passionate about improving social care services?

Do you have an idea(s) for social care research and/or improving practice and want to develop it?

Do you want to understand more about how research is relevant to social care, and how research can make a difference to social care practice?

If ‘yes’ then join us for our FREE half-day event on 19th October, aimed at researchers, practitioners, people with lived experience, commissioners and providers of adult social care, and/or those at the health and adult social care interface, in the West Midlands.

• Find out how you can be supported to develop your research or practice improvement idea(s)

• Learn about funding opportunities available for social care research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

• Understand more about contemporary issues in adult social care and how research can impact social care practice

• Network and connect with other researchers, practitioners, people with lived experience, commissioners and providers in the social care field

• Attend a choice of in-depth sessions on key aspects of social care research and the research grant application process, to help you take your ideas forward

The event is hosted by the West Midlands Social Care Research Partnership:

  • NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands (RDS WM)
  • NIHR West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN WM)
  • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands (ARC WM)
  • West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Care Services (WM ADASS)
  • Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC)

The full programme will be available closer to the date.

RDS West Midlands can offer expert support and advice on all aspects of designing and developing research applications for NIHR and other funding bodies – please complete our online request form to gain access to our free advice