Category Archives: Social care research

Feb 24 2014

POSTPONED: Improving practice through research together – Ideas swop shop: 31 March 2014

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The best way to get evidence to improve services? Get those delivering services, commissioning them, researching social care, receiving services, caring for those receiving services (etc; and anyone else interested) into a room together and ask them what their priorities are and what … 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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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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Oct 10 2012

Working colloboratively to improve and develop social care practice

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Research evidence is absolutely vital for social care, yet we are still struggling with the link between research and practice in social care; it is not so much a case of ‘translating’ the research but localising it and putting it … Continue reading

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