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.
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 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.
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.
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?
'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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.