About MAX

Since 2012, the MAX project team have been funded by the Department of Health via the Quality and Outcomes of person-centred care Research Unit (QORU). QORU is based at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent.
The PSSRU was established in 1974 and carries out policy analysis, research and consultancy in the UK and abroad. This includes the development of:

  • The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), which provides the measure of Social Care Related Quality of Life (SCRQoL) included in the ASCS [ASCOF 1A]; and
  • The Adjusted Social Care Related Quality of life (Adjusted SCRQOL) calculation underlying ASCOF 1J.

The PSSRU was also involved in the development of the Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS) and Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers Survey in England (PSS SACE or Carers Survey).

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