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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.

Restorative Storytelling

Restorative practices can provide an explicit communication framework that can be used reactively to guide and support people when relationships have broken down, and proactively to teach others the skills that will help them build and maintain healthy relationships.

Preparing young people with special educational needs and disabilities for a good adult life

Differing legal frameworks governing Children’s and Adults’ Services, combined with the range of services involved in supporting young people in transition, can create challenges for practitioners in providing joined-up support for young people.

Protection and participation: Balancing risks, rights and responsibility

Clenton Farquharson looks at the risks, rights and responsibilities of disabled people. He considers how labels can often predetermine views and explores the challenges that need to be overcome in order to treat all people as individuals.

Getting informed, getting prepared: Understanding care and support for older people

Kate Baxter and colleagues at the University of York have produced open access resources that aim to provide answers to those who require information about social care, and support them as effectively as possible with their next steps.

Slow Shopping

Slow Shopping is for anyone with visible, invisible or intellectual disabilities who may find shopping stressful or challenging. It provides a safe space and time to think for all who need it, as well as their carers and families.

Evidence-informed communication

Good communication is not just about clear verbal or written articulation; it’s a combination of skills that includes listening, understanding and sharing information.

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?

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