The University houses the National Institute for Health Research's Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (PRU), aiming to produce timely, high-quality evidence for policymakers.
A collaboration between The University of Manchester, Newcastle University and the London School of Economics, PRU’s aims are to answer policymakers’ questions and help the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make informed decisions about the lives of older people.
It carries out research into promoting healthy ageing, the future needs of older people, and the provision of high-quality, cost-effective care.
This study explores the extent to which older people’s housing is fit to cope with heatwaves.
Addressing social and economic inequalities in later life is vital in meeting the challenges of ageing populations.
Seeking to identify and compare the types of integrated care policies in relation to care homes in England.
Exploring the potential methodological and ethical challenges of conducting research on financial capacity.
Researching what happens when older adults experience difficulties in managing their money.
Researching whether peoples level of frailty influences their outcomes after hip or knee replacement.
Utilising patient's feedback for older people with long-term conditions to increase empowerment.
Helping people recognise and raise awareness of the early signs of under-nutrition risk.