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Research Centres for Social Work

Websites of organisations engaged in research into social work issues.

Centre for Policy on Ageing
The Centre for Policy on Ageing, established in 1947 by the Nuffield Foundation, has a long and distinguished record as an independent charity promoting the interests of older people through research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information.

Centre for Social Work Research (CSWR)
In collaboration with the Tavistock Clinic, the Centre offers a distinctive approach to relationship based approaches to social work practice and policy, psycho social approaches to understanding individuals, society and institutions and inter- or multi-disciplinary perspectives on social work practice.

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
The PSSRU's mission is to conduct high quality research on social and health care to inform and influence policy, practice and theory.

Social Policy Research Unit
The Social Policy Research Unit has an international reputation for excellence in research in social policy, especially health and social care, poverty, welfare and social work.