Vision and Goals

The success of the CLAHRC CP depends on a spirit of collaboration, learning and growth within the CLAHRC team and its partners. With health and social care practitioners and academics from a broad variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences, the CLAHRC CP and its partners will work cooperatively to achieve its objectives, and to achieve a transformation of mental health, intellectual disability and end of life care services, by research focused on improving practice and outcomes. This vision is set out in the following six strategic goals:

  • To improve the care of children and adults with mental ill health, intellectual disabilities or acquired brain injury, and at the end of life, by applying high quality health research to their needs and those of their families and carers.
  • To increase and integrate capacity for applied health research and evidence-based practice into the NHS and social care, ensuring long-term sustainability.
  • To increase the creativity, usefulness and application of health and social care research through knowledge exchange.
  • To foster a culture of collaboration and develop enduring links between the academic and service delivery sectors to facilitate research translation and inform public health policy.
  • To work collaboratively and strategically with our local and national partners, aspiring to international impact.
  • To embed design principles and research-led innovation into the NHS and social care culture.