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Children, Hospitals, Older People and Victims of Domestic Violence in Frontline Of New Programme

Originally Published 18 September 2002

Coventry, Warwickshire and Nottingham benefit from a wide range of bodies who either fund or run research programmes in health and social care. Now each of those bodies is joining a new initiative to ensure that services to local people get the maximum benefits from that research rather than it simply sitting within academic circles.

"Making Research Count" brings together The University of Warwick; Coventry University; Coventry, Warwickshire & Nottingham Social Services; Coventry Adult Mental Health Consortium (Primary Care Trust, Social Services & Domestic Violence Partnership]; the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Some of the first activities planned for the new initiative include a sustained programme focussing on four key areas - dementia, older people and hospital discharge, domestic violence and the organisation/practice of multi-disciplinary practice and a special seminar series on children in need. The initiative will be launched on Monday, 23rd September 2002 at Coventry Techno Centre, Puma Way, Coventry. 9.15/45am - 1.15pm.

"Making Research Count" brings together in collaboration and partnership agencies and individuals engaged in the management, provision and research of social care services. Based in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick, this new regional initiative joins a national consortium of universities sharing a proven track-record in social care and a commitment to working in active partnership with social and health care agencies.

For further information please contact:

Rose Ruddick, Regional Co-ordinator

School of Health and Social Studies

University of Warwick Tel: 02465 574136/574233

David Allan, Regional Chair, Warwickshire Social Services

Tel; 01926 414122, or e-mail

Speakers at the launch event will include Ian Caulfield, Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Council; Gillian Hundt, Professor of Social Sciences in Health and Director of the Institute of Health, University of Warwick; Paul Bywaters, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Social Justice at Coventry University; Brian Cox, Assistant Director at Nottingham Social Services; David Berridge, Professor of Child and Family Welfare at Luton University and national Chair of Making Research Count; John Moorhouse, Continuing Professional Development Manager, Institute of Health at University of Warwick.