Our blog is a hub for sharing news, information, research, evidence, analysis and debate. Blog posts are written by and for professionals across the sector. The views expressed are the authors’ own and do not represent those of Research in Practice for Adults.

Embedding RiPfA into the London Borough of Lambeth

In this blog Link Officer of the Year, David Till, offers tips to help other Partners to get the best out of their membership to Research in Practice for Adults.

Financial abuse and scamming of adults at risk

Financial abuse is the second most commonly reported form of abuse. Becoming a victim can have significant consequences on the wellbeing of victims and it is an area of research which is critically relevant to social work practice.

Cook Together, Share Together, Learn Together

Cook Together, Share Together is a pilot in North Halifax supporting five people with learning disabilities to match them with a volunteer to prepare, cook and share a meal together once a week.

Students and Refugees Together (START): the importance of generic social work

This article describes a unique organisation in which social work student placements are harnessed to provide services to refugees. The values and principles underpinning START are placed in an historical context by the author in celebration of generic, strengths-based practice.

The Mental Capacity Act – are we there yet?

The Mental Capacity Act came into force in 2007. Ten years on, Mel Bramwell, Strategic Lead for the Mental Capacity Act/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards at Gateshead, asks ‘are we nearly there yet’ as she reflects on the changes and their journey over the last decade.

From ‘successful’ to ‘useful’ – an exploration of failure

Determining the success or failure of social work interventions often relies on the application of measures that may overlook alternative unexpected outcomes or the multiple perspectives of people accessing services. Lydia Guthrie asks whether it is possible to move away from simplistic notions of ‘failure’ towards an approach that takes a broader view of outcomes and considers the experiences of people accessing services to determine the ‘usefulness’ of services instead.

Safeguarding adults – understanding good practice

The Care Act 2014 put the safeguarding of adults on a legal footing for the first time. Its implementation over the past two years, supported by national initiatives such as Making Safeguarding Personal, means that social care researchers, practitioners and managers have been testing out a range of responses to support adults at risk of abuse or neglect to improve or resolve their circumstances.

Opening the dialogue about suicide

Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day 2017. This year’s theme was take a minute, change a life. But how many of us are aware of the issues that surround suicide, and what are we doing about it?

The impact of kindness in adult social care

How do we define and capture evidence about whether kindness can make a difference, and what place could it have in adult social care?

The value of co-production

You don’t think about the moment you go from daughter to carer. It doesn’t really register, because you’re just doing what you’re supposed to do. It was a gradual process, a dripping tap that fills a bowl so slowly that you don’t notice it happening.

Share this page