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Connected learning resources to support family group conferences with adults

12 October 2017

Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) has launched a connected learning package to support practitioners involved in adult family group conferences, or are planning to set up this service for adults.

Mapping the Maze – a guide to services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales

12 October 2017

Mapping the Maze shows what services are available for women facing homelessness, substance misuse, poor mental health, offending and complex needs in England and Wales.

Identifying and responding to mental health in older people

12 October 2017

NHS England has produced a document for colleagues in primary care, in particular GPs, which highlights symptoms often attributed to ‘old age’ but where a mental health diagnosis and follow-up may be more appropriate.

Improving the use of evidence to increase impact

11 October 2017

NPC has published a new report: ‘Towards an evidence-led social sector’ looking at how charities can use evidence effectively to inform decision-making and increase the positive impact of their work.

House of Commons Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Briefing

11 October 2017

The House of Commons has released a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) briefing document following The Law Commission's recommendation to replace DoLS with a new scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

Establishing the most important research questions for adult social care

11 October 2017

The Adult Social Work Priority Setting Partnership is running a survey to find out what research needs to happen to support effective social work with adults.

New publications: sexual exploitation; family group conferences; and reducing hospital admissions

11 October 2017

Our new publications bring together the latest evidence to support practice relating to family group conferences with adults, reducing emergency hospital admissions, and understanding sexual exploitation.

Link Officer Awards - winners announced

09 October 2017

Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Link Officer Awards.

Not enough action being taken to support prevention says British Red Cross

09 October 2017

A new report from British Red Cross claims that local authorities are struggling to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce, or delay the need for care, as set out in the Care Act 2014.

Public Health England tools to support health and reduce inequality

09 October 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has provided a single point of direct access to data analysis tools from across PHE. The PHE data and knowledge gateway is intended to help local government and health service professionals make decisions and plans to improve people’s health and reduce inequalities in their area.

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