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World Social Work Day: supporting community and environmental sustainability

21 March 2017

Image: World Social Work Day 2017Open access Research and Policy Update for World Social Work Day 2017

To celebrate the World Social Work Day theme of ‘supporting community and environmental sustainability’, we have made our recent Research and Policy Update on working preventatively open access to view until 30 April 2017.

This edition of the Research and Policy Update looks at the latest research and evidence on preventing needs emerging, reducing the impact of need, and maintaining quality of life for as long as possible – with research summaries exploring:

  • Costs and economic consequences of a help-at-home scheme for older people in England (2016).
  • An evaluation of shared reading groups for adults living with dementia: preliminary findings (2016).
  • Promoting exercise as part of a physiotherapy-led falls pathway service for adults with intellectual disabilities: a service evaluation (2015).
  • Knowing me, knowing you: Inter-professional working between general practice and social care (2015).

Open access articles on community development, resilience and sustainability

Assets-based approaches to building communities in Leeds

Asset-based community development - strengths-based approaches in Leeds

Enabling people with autism to travel independently

Meaningful involvement and co-production – why we know more than we think we do

Supporting older people in a strengths-based way

Community connecting for people with learning disabilities

Working with risk


Related resources

Supporting social work practice with carers (open access)

Risk enablement: Frontline Briefing

What is community capacity? Customer Guide

Supporting emotional resilience in the social care workforce: Practice Tool

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