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New publications on the social care workforce, housing, trauma-informed approaches and compassionate leadership

05 December 2019

New publications on the social care workforce, housing, trauma-informed approaches and compassionate leadershipResearch in Practice for Adults has released new publications to support practitioners, managers and supervisors working in adult social care including:

An accompanying Mapping Resource (PDF) provides details of each new resource and its intended audience, as well as identifying a selection of related publications from the Research in Practice for Adults back catalogue.


Leading with compassion: Supervisors’ Briefing

Leading with compassion: Supervisors' BriefingThis briefing explores what is needed to support the development of compassionate leadership skills in both supervisors and those they directly supervise and work with. It includes:

  • Examples of leadership models and styles of leadership that lend themselves to compassionate practice and which promote an environment and culture that help compassionate practice to flourish in adult social care.
  • The links between national frameworks and opportunities which guide the development of compassionate leadership practice in adult social care.
  • An exploration of what compassionate leadership looks like and the role of supervisors in enabling leadership to be developed in others.
  • The challenges of ‘compassion fatigue’ and the need for resilience.

The briefing also provides some practical tools to support the development of compassionate leadership skills across organisations.

Designed for: Supervisors in adult social care.

Download price: £12.00 (includes VAT).


Embedding trauma-informed approaches in adult social care: Frontline Briefing

Embedding trauma-informed approaches in adult social care: Frontline BriefingWe are all impacted by our past experiences, which can have a lasting effect on the way we view and experience the world. This Frontline Briefing will develop the capacity of practitioners to understand how complex trauma affects people. Practitioners reading this publication will build their confidence in applying trauma-informed approaches in their work with people across the life course. 

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with Adult

Download price: £14.40 (includes VAT).


Working together across housing and social care: Practice Tool

Successful relationships – working together across housing and social careThis resource explores the opportunities for successful relationships across housing and adult social care. By ‘housing’ we mean the local authority homelessness, strategic and regulatory housing roles (noting that this sits with the district council in a two-tier authority) and the broader housing sector (including housing associations and housing support providers).

It describes the landscape in and across these sectors and considers the implications of this for joint working. It proposes tips for effective partnership working, drawn from the practice and research evidence and supported by practical examples and tools.

Designed for: Practitioners and managers working in social care and in housing roles across the sector, and others with a wider interest in promoting integrated working.

Download price: £12.00 (includes VAT).


Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief Guide

Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief GuideThis Brief Guide provides a clear and accessible overview of how where a person lives can impact on their wellbeing. It aims to support adults and carers, alongside practitioners across both housing and social care, to identify what should be available and how to work together to achieve best outcomes.

Designed for: People with lived experience, social workers, housing workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Paperback price: £0.80 (No VAT to pay, please contact us to purchase).

Download price: Open access.

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