Former CQC boss hosts launch of social care innovation project today

SASCI project

A new research project to support adult social care innovation is launching today at an event chaired by former CQC chief executive Sir David Behan.

Researchers led by the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics (LSE) are launching the SASCI Project, a five-year study that aims to build evidence about how to support the adult social care sector to start-up, implement and spread affordable innovations that work well for everyone.

The project is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will bring together industry partners, including Care England.

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Welcoming the project, Professor Martin Green, CEO of Care England, said: “All too often adult social care has been left out in the cold yet we know that there is an abundance of innovation in the sector.

“This project will help uncover the reasons as to why some projects work and others fall by the wayside. It will produce a set of tangible recommendations that will help plan and future proof adult social care”.

The SASCI project will launch at a conference hosted by the LSE today. Speakers will include SASCI chair Sir David Behan; project lead Juliette Malley; Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus; and Chris Gage, managing director of Ladder to the Moon and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation in Care.

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