Blogs by Research in Practice for Adults
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.
The Liberty Protection Safeguards will soon replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, a set of checks that aims to make sure that any care that restricts a person’s liberty is both appropriate and in their best interests.
The strengths-based approach lends itself to innovative developments in the way we work with adults with care and support needs and our local communities. Identifying the conversations that could happen in adult social care will facilitate a whole organisational approach to strengths-based working.
A conversation should be an exchange. A record should capture both voices and be clear about each. In this blog, Gerry Nosowska explores how we record strengths-based conversations with individuals.
Working with people considering suicide can be complex, including many challenges and requiring multiple approaches. There is much that can be done and in recent years there has been a shift towards ‘working together'. People who are feeling low need to know that it is ok to talk about what is going on and being part of a strong community can make a huge difference.
Co-creation aims to link the research world and the service world to help implementation of research into practice in a timely, effective and context-specific way. This blog outlines research from working alongside organisations from the health, care and third sectors to support people living with dementia and family carers in County Durham.
Shannon Oak has been a Research in Practice for Adults Link Officer at Swindon Borough Council since 2016. In this blog she outlines some of the benefits and challenges associated with the role, and provides some advice for those who are new to the position.
Leaders of services across the children’s and adults’ sector are navigating difficult decisions in which three factors loom large – the cost of meeting people’s needs, the complexity of people’s lives and the interconnectedness of solutions, and the moral imperative to ensure that services and systems are grounded in compassion.
The Care Act 2014 places a duty on us to identify potential harm, protect those who have experienced it and to prevent harm from reoccurring. Alongside looking at the risks, we should view safeguarding principles through a strengths-based lens.
Thanks to a forward thinking, caring, compassionate social worker and my canine partner Kingston, I have a life where I am living and not just existing.
In care and nursing homes, older LGBT+ people can often be invisible. However, many are working hard to challenge these assumptions and to create safer, more equal environments for older LGBT+ people across services, including care and nursing homes.