Name
Description
Family expenditure survey
The FES is primarily a survey of household expenditure on goods and services, and household income. The original purpose of the survey was to provide information on spending patterns for the Retail Price Index. Over the years the range of uses has grown and the survey is now multi-purpose. It provides an invaluable supply of economic and social data to central government, to other public and commercial organisations and to researchers in universities and independent research institutions.
Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
The PSSRU has branches in three UK universities, carrying out independent research aimed at improving the equity and efficiency of social and health care.
See in particular the Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2010
HM Treasury
Main website for the UK treasury
UK Data Archive (University of Essex)
The UK Data Archive is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, the Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.
Kings Fund on mental health
The King's Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Using that insight, they work with individuals and organisations to shape policy, transform services and bring about behaviour change.
They work with individuals and organisations to shape policy and transform services through research and analysis; developing clinical and managerial leaders; creating and supporting networks to share experience; and improving services by helping health professionals to bring better health care to patients.
Centre for Mental Health
Works to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems by influencing policy and practice in mental health and related services. Focuses on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy. Includes link to "The economic and social costs of mental health problems in 2009/10"
SROI database of indicators and proxies
The database has examples of indicators and proxies for various outcomes and various stakeholders that have been used previously.