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NIHR injects £20m into social care research

The National Institute for Health Research has announced the allocation of £20 million to social care research and training of researchers working in the field over the next five years.

The funding will support research and training for staff at the NIHR’s School for Social Care Research. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Social Care told Research Fortnight that the money is "separate and unrelated" to the £650m committed by the department to adult and child social care in the UK government’s annual budget.

According to the NIHR, the money will allow the school’s partners, which include the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Manchester, to carry out research into mental health, dementia and care homes.

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