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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.

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.

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.

Can animals have an impact on our wellbeing?

It seems that in adult social care there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to support the theory that animals are ‘good for our health and wellbeing’. But is this grounded in reality?

Embedding human rights in adult social care

The universal protection of people’s rights is fundamental to adult social care practice. A human rights approach counters any national or global tendency towards the creation of a ‘hierarchy of humanity’ which treats some as less than human.

Confident social work practice with people living with dementia

Working with people living with dementia and those who care for them is an emerging key area of social work practice. The rise in the number of people living with dementia means that we as social workers need to ensure we have the right knowledge and skills to offer the best support we can.

Working with people who hoard

Many people collect items. But when collecting things becomes excessive and begins to directly impact someone’s life, it can become problematic.

The impact of health inequalities on people with learning disabilities

It is well known that people with learning disabilities have poorer health and die at a younger age than their non-disabled peers. These differences are to an extent avoidable, and are therefore called health inequalities.

Effective systems to support people with learning disabilities

Why is there a mismatch between policy expectations, the evidence base of what works, and the real experiences of adults with learning disabilities? Introducing the new Strategic Briefing on Effective Systems to Support People with Learning Disabilities, Rob Greig explores how changes to health and social care policy affects people with learning disabilities and services.

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