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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.

Innovative learning

In this post, Dyfrig Williams, Learning Events Coordinator at Research in Practice for Adults, shares approaches to innovation in learning and invites Partners to submit ideas around how we might improve our service.

Cuckooing: The exploitation of vulnerable adults

Cuckooing is a term used when criminal gangs target the most isolated, vulnerable members of the community, befriending them with the intention of taking over their homes. In this blog, Christalla Tanglis from the London Borough of Barnet, describes her experience in this area of practice.

Can home care visits be replaced with video communication?

Essex County Council has just completed a pilot project looking at whether it is possible to replace home care visits with video calls as part of reablement care packages. Here they discuss their findings and the role that they think video communication can play.

Delivering person-centred and technology-enabled care for people with learning disabilities

The concepts of person-centred and technology-enabled care can sometimes be perceived as mutually exclusive. Is it possible to bring them together in one package that recognises and meets a person’s social care needs?

Social services are agents of change for disabled adults

'Getting Things Changed' might sound ambitious. Yet social care practitioners are tasked with facilitating change every time they engage with disabled clients. This article considers just two aspects of a wide-ranging research programme.

Working together to prevent suicide

When someone decides to take their own life it can be due to a combination of different genetic, psychological, social and cultural factors. The signs are not always obvious but by working together we can raise awareness and become more adept at preventing suicide.

Barriers to evaluation

Applying reliable research methods to complex social interventions comes with many challenges that evaluators need to consider. In this blog, Oli Preston discusses some of the barriers to evaluation.

Transitional safeguarding from adolescence to adulthood

‘Transition’ is a process or period of changing from one state to another. Within some aspects of social care, in particular safeguarding, the notion of transition can imply a definitive ‘line in the sand’ where assumptions about capacity change overnight and eligibility for safeguarding support is very different depending which side of this line a person falls.

Modern day slavery: a look at human trafficking

Reports of modern slavery are consistently on the rise in the UK. Registered social worker and practice educator, Shabnam Ahmed writes about the work being done by Camden Council to raise awareness of the subject and what can be done to help those who have already been affected.

Safeguarding Adults: the view from the training room

Corinne Leverton and Anna Elwood are the authors of our recent Strategic Briefing. In this blog they reflect on the experience of writing the publication and offer a glimpse into the world of Safeguarding Adults trainers, with its joys, frustrations and challenges.

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