Conceptualise the innovation process in adult social care and describe its main features, by reviewing the theoretical literature around innovation, interviewing and holding workshops with stakeholders.
Co-develop the research agenda with partners and stakeholders, to look at what is important for the people trying to put in place innovations.
Consultation with stakeholders.
Case studies of adult social care innovations using qualitative methods to build evidence about why and how adult social care innovations are developed and implemented. The case studies will trace the innovation process backwards and follow it forwards in time to explore processes of spread between individuals and organisations.
Discussion with stakeholders in WP1 to guide the choice of innovations to study.
Apply insights from theories of innovation (WP1) to understand why and how adult social care innovations explored in the case studies (WP2) are developed, implemented and spread.
Discussion with stakeholders in WP1 to guide the aspects to explain in depth and choice of theories.