New learning resources: Focus on supporting successful integration, emotional resilience, resource allocation and much more

03 June 2015

New learning resources: Focus on supporting successful integration, emotional resilience, resource allocation and much more Building upon our existing resources, Research in Practice for Adults publishes five new publications on the themes of successful integrated working, resource allocation, emotional resilience and community capacity. Our publications have been given a new design to reflect our new product lines and to clarify each resource’s key audience. These include:


Frontline BriefingsFrontline Briefings
Aimed at frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults and their families.


Strategic BriefingsStrategic Briefings
Aimed at senior decision-makers working within adult services.


Leaders' BriefingsLeaders’ Briefings
These resources provide councillors and trustees with succinct headline messages for elected representatives.


Practice toolsPractice Tools
Guidance, ideas and tools for developing evidence-informed practice.


Research reviewsResearch Reviews (Including Evidence Reviews and Literature Reviews)
These resources bring together knowledge on key topics, practice areas and research issues identified by practitioners, planners and policy makers – as well as evaluating the findings and implications.


Link Officers will be receiving hard copies from 5th June, with downloadable copies available online.


Leaders’ Briefing: Resource allocationLeaders’ Briefing: Resource allocation

With the change to eligibility criteria under the Care Act, local authorities are reconsidering how they approach resource allocation. This briefing assesses the evidence regarding Resource Allocation Systems (RAS) and alternatives such as ready reckoners, looking at the advantages and challenges of different approaches. It explores the changes to resource allocation under the Care Act and makes recommendations regarding accuracy and transparency.


Strategic Briefing: Achieving outcomes through integrated workingStrategic Briefing: Achieving outcomes through integrated working

The Care Act places additional emphasis on the already established imperative to integrate health and social care services, in order to focus on the outcomes that people who access care and support want to achieve. This briefing explores how ideas, approaches and concepts such as systems leadership can support integration, the barriers and enablers that need to be addressed, and provides examples of where integration has worked well.


Frontline Briefing: Supporting successful integration - improving outcomes in social care and healthFrontline Briefing: Supporting successful integration - improving outcomes in social care and health

The Care Act’s focus on achieving positive outcomes increases the emphasis on integrated health and social care services. This briefing examines how to increase the effectiveness of multi-agency teamwork by developing a shared understanding of the complementary responsibilities and areas of expertise of the team members. It will help you explain the value that social work brings to multi-agency teams in terms of prevention, reablement and enablement. It will also increase your confidence in coordinating multi-disciplinary care in order to develop effective person-centred, outcomes approaches.


Practice Tool: Supporting emotional resilience within social care practitionersPractice Tool: Supporting emotional resilience within social care practitioners

Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to and ‘bounce back’ from difficult situations and can help individuals and teams to cope with uncertainty and stressful situations. These practical tools focus on the learnable skills and approaches that can be promoted and supported within the social care workforce. It includes practical exercises for teams, individuals and managers that can be used to improve practice and service delivery.


Customer Guide: What is community capacity?Customer Guide: What is community capacity?

This accessible guide provides a jargon-free explanation of ‘community capacity’ for a general audience. It explains the move from a world where many aspects of your community were the council’s responsibility to a world where many things are up to you, your family, friends and neighbours. This guide looks at the possibilities and challenges of this new world.


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