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Social care, housing and homelessness

What is the current picture for social care, housing and homelessness? Our upcoming Partnership Conference will examine some of these key issues.

Supervision for wellbeing

Supervision is about improving wellbeing – of the people you work with, your own and the wider system. In this blog, RiPfA explores in detail why we do supervision, creating a greater understanding of its purpose and what supervision is ultimately there to achieve.

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.

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.

United - not divided

United for All Ages discuss bringing older and young people together for the benefit of all generations and wider society.

Working with complexity

As human beings we are by our very nature, complex. As individuals, within the world we inhabit with our families, friends, communities and beyond we all experience complexity in our lives.

Community Catalysts - Do Your Thing

How can we enable people to forge links with others with the same interests or aspirations, to make connections and maximise local assets? In this blog, Community Catalysts describe how they support people to explore their passions and think how they might put these to good use.

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.

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?

Family group conference – embodying the social work of past and future

What is fulfilling and exciting for a social worker? If I had to boil down a complex professional life into a few words then for me, hope, connection and the experience of change are all important. Family group conferences (FGC) try to harness these three things by bringing a network of people together to problem-solve on their own terms.

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