Translating Impacts of Social Enterprise for Sustainability of Physical Rehabilitation Service

Lead Research Organisation: University of Salford
Department Name: Sch of Health Sciences


In Cambodia, Rehabilitation Financing involves a range of stakeholders (Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Finance as well as donors, service providers, people with disabilities, social enterprises and government policymakers). Bringing together these stakeholders could provide a sustainable model for physical rehabilitation service provision.
The study aims to explore:
Stakeholders' strategies to sustain efficient, accessible and quality rehabilitation service
Perceived future of the physical rehabilitation services and challenges facing by stakeholders in financially support the physical rehabilitation centres
Proposed solutions and alternative models of financial supports to physical rehabilitation centres by stakeholders for the sustainability of physical rehabilitation centres' services
"Wished-for" financial policies changes and blended model endorsement by stakeholders
Suggested integration and implementation framework for financial sustainability of physical rehabilitation centre's service provision (Business, Social Enterprise, International Aids, Government's budget contribution, fee-paying service culture by users).
The overarching method for the project is a natural experiment. The project will broadly have two phases. The first phase will begin with a systematic review in the area of physical rehabilitation financing in less-resourced countries. It will then follow with a study on the current situation of rehabilitation financing and physical rehabilitation services in Cambodia. In the second phase Framework Analysis method will be used to understand a systematic approach in policymaking with emphases of thematic frameworks, mapping and interpretation. Focus groups will be used with a range of stakeholders including policy makers, service providers, DPOs, and a range of service managers. Semi-structured Interviews (conversational method) will be employed with stakeholders unable to attend the focus group.
The results from all two phases of data collection (systematic review and field data collection) will provide emerging themes and consolidate a deeper understanding through framework analyses.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S02249X/1 01/04/2019 30/09/2027
2310582 Studentship EP/S02249X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Sisary Kheng