Research in Practice for Adults Annual Conference

17 December 2014

Putting people at the heart of services: Making outcomes meaningful Putting people at the heart of services: Making outcomes meaningful

The annual Research in Practice for Adults Conference takes place on 26 March 2015 in Birmingham. This year the conference will focus on how to put an outcomes-based approach into practice.

Improving outcomes for people who access services lies at the heart of all social care and support and is the driving force for many people who want to work in this field. It is also a key aspect of meeting the requirements of the Care Act, and it’s important we get it right.

But despite the fact that we are all committed to making a difference, it can be difficult to know how to take this overarching concept and move beyond the page and discourse to put the theory into practice.

Reinvigorate the way you think about outcomes, re-imagine the way you develop outcomes-based approaches and revitalise your practice with this one-day conference focusing on exploring the theories and realities of developing and implementing outcomes-led approaches.

The programme will explore an evidence-informed approach to working in an outcomes focused way, and will look at evidence from the following sources:

  • Academic research
  • Practitioner experience and expertise
  • Views and opinions of people accessing services.

During the day we will look at what is the real potential for change and growth if we work in a truly outcomes focused way. There will be the opportunity for rich discussion with a diverse range of colleagues working in the same field. Through a variety of participatory and interactive sessions including keynote sessions, presentations, seminars, plenaries and workshops, you will leave with the knowledge, guidance and tools to support you in practice and help you move one step further in the right direction.

Aimed at: Commissioners, managers, directors, strategic leaders, practitioners.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bernard Walker, Chair of Adult Faculty, The College of Social Work
  • Adi Cooper, Strategic Director, London Borough of Sutton
  • Claire Crawley, Senior Policy Manager, Department of Health
  • Paul Richards, Director/Co-founder, Andrew Walker and Madeleine Denny from the Stay Up Late – ‘Gig Buddies’ project.

As part of our commitment to Continuous Professional Development, this conference will help you to meet standards set out in the HCPC framework.

To book a place, or for further information please email events@ripfa.org.uk or telephone 01803 847264.


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