Author Archives: Laura Clohessy

Feb 11 2013

Some reflections on social care research: The tribulations

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The second of our three part series on the joys, tribulations and aspirations of social care research focuses on the many challenges and obstacles faced by social care researchers from the conception of research projects to the dissemination of findings. … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2013

The role of economists in social care

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by Laura Clohessy Pressures from an ageing population, increasing complexity of health needs and increasing comorbidity have resulted in a need for local councils to make cuts that are increasingly felt in the social care sector. This has intensified the … Continue reading

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Feb 7 2013

Some reflections on social care research: The joys

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Social care researchers, like their colleagues in other fields, are generally too busy investigating the needs and concerns of others to turn the spotlight around to consider their own activity. But it is a useful exercise, from time to time, to … Continue reading

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Jan 21 2013

Our first sub-group: Reablement

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Reablement supports people to learn or re-learn skills necessary for daily living which are lost following deterioration in health or due to increasing support needs. Its focus is on supporting individuals to gain their independence and improve functioning, rather than … Continue reading

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Dec 13 2012

Blogging- The new research dissemination strategy?

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By Martin Webber We spoke to a real life ‘pracademic’ (n. someone working at the interface of research and practice) on the value of blogging for research dissemination. Blogging has come a long way in recent years, becoming a platform … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2012

Bridging the ‘gap’ between research and practice: Exploring methods

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We recently embarked on the Social Care Evidence in Practice project to find effective methods of knowledge exchange that will engage those researching social care practices with those who use the research in practice. One of our first activities was … Continue reading

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