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Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief Guide (2019)

brief guides Published: Sep 2019

Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief Guide (2019)

This 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.

If you would like to purchase hard copies of this resource, please contact ask@rip.org.uk or 01803 869753

National Health Service Continuing Health Care: Practice Guidance (2019)

practice tools and guides Published: Jul 2019

National Health Service Continuing Health Care: Practice Guidance (2019)

These Practice Guidance publications provide an overview of the law in relation to ordinary residence (OR) and National Health Service (NHS) Continuing Health Care (CHC).

The guidance explain in detail what OR and CHC are and who is responsible for them. They also provide resources to support practical, fair and effective decision-making, as well as guidance on effective handling of disputes.

Designed for: Frontline staff.

Number of pages: 16

Preview available.

Product code: AD-PTL-020

Supervision: Brief Guide (2019)

brief guides Published: Jul 2019

Supervision: Brief Guide (2019)

Supervision is when one worker in adult social care is given responsibility to work with another colleague or group of colleagues. The aim of supervision is to promote the wellbeing of adults and carers who are receiving support.

This Brief Guide explains what supervision is and provides practical advice for adults and carers about how they can have their voice heard throughout the supervision process.

Designed for: Adults and carers.

Number of pages: 6

Preview available.

Product code: AD-CUG-023

To purchase hardcopies please contact us.

Wellbeing supervision: Supervisors Briefing (2019)

supervisors briefing Published: Jul 2019

Wellbeing supervision: Supervisors Briefing (2019)

This briefing provides an accessible summary of how to embed quality and effective supervision in social care organisations.

The ultimate purpose of supervision in adult social care is to promote the wellbeing of adults and carers. This can be achieved through keeping adults and carers at the centre of supervision, adopting a strengths-based approach to supervision, supporting supervisees’ wellbeing and promoting wellbeing throughout the organisation.

Designed for: Supervisors and leaders in social care and integrated environments.

Number of pages: 20

Preview available.

Product code: AD-SUB-002

Understanding and responding to the exploitation of adults: Leaders' Briefing (2019)

leaders briefings Published: Jul 2019

Understanding and responding to the exploitation of adults: Leaders' Briefing (2019)

Adult exploitation is an area that is not widely understood. There are a number of different types of exploitation, many of which have commonalities.

This briefing aims to explore commonalities and differences of various types of exploitation to support a systems-wide approach to both preventing and responding to exploitation.

Designed for: Leaders and senior managers.

Number of pages: 24

Preview available.

Product code: AD-LBR-007

Ordinary residence: Practice Guidance (2019)

practice tools and guides Published: Jul 2019

Ordinary residence: Practice Guidance (2019)

These Practice Guidance publications provide an overview of the law in relation to ordinary residence (OR) and National Health Service (NHS) Continuing Health Care (CHC).

The guidance explain in detail what OR and CHC are and who is responsible for them. They also provide resources to support practical, fair and effective decision-making, as well as guidance on effective handling of disputes.

Designed for: Frontline staff.

Number of pages: 16

Preview available.

Product code: AD-PTL-021

Safety Matters: Practitioners’ Handbook - Revised Third edition (2019)

practice tools and guides Published: May 2019

Safety Matters: Practitioners’ Handbook - Revised Third edition (2019)

Safeguarding adults means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. It is about promoting individuals’ wellbeing and preventing both the risk of, and the experience of, abuse and neglect wherever possible.

This handbook was first published in 2009 as part of a Change Project called Safety Matters. The project brought research and practice together to identify what works best in safeguarding. The handbook was further updated in 2013, and Research in Practice for Adults is now delighted to publish a fully updated third edition in 2018. The new edition takes account of recent policy and culture changes in safeguarding adults under the Care Act 2014, and following the national implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal.

Designed for: The focus is on developing practice in safeguarding by highlighting research messages and good working practices, and is intended to promote reflection and discussion. 

Number of pages: 100

Product code: AD-HBK-002

Embedding strengths-based practice: Frontline Briefing (2019)

frontline resources Published: Apr 2019

Embedding strengths-based practice: Frontline Briefing (2019)

This publication complements the accompanying Strategic Briefing on developing strengths-based working. Aimed at frontline social care practitioners and their managers, it:

  • Proposes and explains seven key principles of strengths-based approaches in social care, and the evidence base supporting them.
  • Presents a series of practical tools to support strengths-based practice, focusing on communication skills.

Designed for: Practitioners, managers and workforce development teams.

Number of pages: 20

Preview available

Product code: AD-FBR-011

Developing strengths-based working: Strategic Briefing (2019)

strategic briefings Published: Apr 2019

Developing strengths-based working: Strategic Briefing (2019)

This Strategic Briefing presents evidence that sits behind the concept of strengths-based working. It explores reasons why strengths-based working is being widely adopted and provides an overview of specific models and practice examples for all those working in adult social care. It aims to support strategic leaders in developing and communicating locally relevant approaches.

Designed for: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Number of pages: 24

Preview available

Product code: AD-STB-017 

Responding to the voice of older carers – building on what works: Practice Tool (2019)

practice tools and guides Published: Apr 2019

Responding to the voice of older carers – building on what works: Practice Tool (2019)

Using the voice of carers and practice experts, this publication aims to provide tools to support social care and health professionals to work effectively with older carers.

The resource draws specifically from the narratives of older carers. Illustrated by quotes from their lived experience, it includes five practice tools to help practitioners to:

  • Develop understanding of what is important to older carers.
  • Provide timely information in the transition to becoming a carer later in life.
  • Support older carers to access services for themselves and the cared for person.
  • Build strategies for ‘being there’ with older carers, reducing loneliness.
  • Promote and safeguard older carers’ wellbeing.

Designed for: Practitioners and managers across social care and wider services for adults.

Number of pages: 28

Preview available

Product code: AD-PTL-019

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