Author Archives: Laura Clohessy

Jul 24 2013

Maximising the Value of Survey Data in Adult Social Care

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The Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS) (formerly known as the User Experience Survey) and Personal Social Services Survey of Carers in England (PSS SACE) (widely referred to as the Carers Survey), have the potential to be a valuable resource for … Continue reading

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Jul 16 2013

Can we develop an Evidence-based Preventions Framework?

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Ten months into the Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project, two successful events, discussions with 100 senior leaders, and one important suggestion – there should be an evidence-based preventions framework. This is what we are now exploring, and we … Continue reading

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May 28 2013

Our Age: Our Stage

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by Miriam Bernard Through archival research and interviews with older people, an innovative project- ‘Ages and Stages’ aimed to explore the role the New Vic Theatre has played in the creative life of the people of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, … Continue reading

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Apr 9 2013

Shared Lives Plus

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by Alex Fox Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Here Alex Fox talks about how the collaboration between their UK-wide network of members and researchers is needed to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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Mar 20 2013

Blogging for dementia

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by Gill Phillips Both of my parents-in-law have died of dementia. I have experienced first-hand how dementia affects individuals and families and how isolating and painful it can be, particularly if good information, advice and support are not readily available. I … Continue reading

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Mar 6 2013

Blogging to share good practice.

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Gill Phillips, the Director of Nutshell Communications Ltd and creator of Whose Shoes?®, in the first of a two part blog talks about the advantages of online networks in allowing for a more dynamic approach to communication and knowledge sharing … Continue reading

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Mar 1 2013

Tweeting evidence in social care

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Many people have been discussing the use of Twitter in social care looking at the perspectives of the wide variety of groups involved in social care, including people who use social care services, practitioners, carers and researchers, and everyone concludes … Continue reading

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Feb 26 2013

Reablement research and resources from SCIE

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by Jennifer Francis The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is dedicated to increasing the knowledge base on what works best in social care and sharing it widely to help improve standards. Last month Jennifer Francis, a research analyst at SCIE, … Continue reading

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Feb 21 2013

Prevention services in adult social care: reablement

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The Social Care Evidence in Practice project team recently hosted a workshop at the University of Birmingham on 23 January 2013 on the topic of reablement. The workshop was advertised as an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss some … Continue reading

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Feb 14 2013

Some reflections on social care research: The aspirations

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In the last of our three part series on the joys, tribulations and aspirations of social care research Martin Knapp and Ann Richardson look toward the future of social care research. This involves a greater commitment by researchers in the dissemination and knowledge transfer strategy from … Continue reading

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