Loughborough University

Enhancing social policy nationally


The University’s contribution to social policy through high-quality research, with a record of relevance, practical orientation and innovation, is an outstanding example of how excellence in research can be applied with wide impact and benefit. The research and its dissemination has raised the profile of previously neglected groups, such as young carers, unravelling complex and difficult issues and helping social policy practitioners to address the needs of these groups appropriately. Through its influence on policy makers and legislators in the UK, it has resulted in better targeted social policy and has had a substantial impact both in the UK and overseas.