Who we are

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has funded 15 Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) to support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The ARCs are working together on a number of national priority areas and the Kent Surrey and Sussex ARC (ARC KSS) is leading the national priorities collaboration on social care and social work.

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The National Priorities programme for adult social care and work is a collaboration between nine ARC partners from across England.

We are researchers and public advisors with expertise in social care and related areas, such as health care

Our aims and objectives

Our aim is to support and stimulate the implementation of evidence-based (evaluated) service change at national and/or supra-regional level in adult social care and social work, as identified by care users and carers, practitioners, professions, researchers, and the wider public.


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