News and events
School for Social Care Conference 2018
Professor Bleddyn Davies' 80th Birthday Celebration
PSSRU colleagues gathered at the London School of Economics (LSE) to celebrate the 80th birthday of the founding director Professor Bleddyn Davies. The day comprised of talks from each branch of PSSRU , the speakers outlined the current research that their unit is undertaking and how this has been influenced by Professor Davies' work. Professor Davies also gave a speech describing his career and the formation of PSSRU, he linked past research to current questions and reflected on the strong unity between the LSE, Kent and Manchester branches which have produced over 40 years of social care research!
PSSRU Ruby Anniversary
Last year was the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the PSSRU. It was established in 1974 at the University of Kent. The Unit developed 3 branches in 1996 with the LSE and the University of Manchester branches being established. An event was held in London to celebrate for existing staff and invited colleagues. More information about the event and the anniversary can be found at www.pssru40.org.uk
Evaluation of Individual Budgets: Messages for Policy and Practice conference
Date: Tuesday 3 February 2009
Venue: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
PDFs of the six sessions at the conference
Guthrie Trust Witness Seminar
An important seminar was held in Glasgow in May 2008. It looked at the development and history of old age mental health services in the UK. Dave Jolley from PSSRU was one of the participants and has prepared a valuable summary of this significant event.
Summary: Guthrie Trust Witness Seminar (Glasgow, May 2008) (PDF 20 KB)