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    The impact of housing on health and wellbeing: RPU 123 April 2017 (open access)

    Published: Apr 2017

    The impact of housing on health and wellbeing: RPU 123 April 2017 (open access)

    Housing – suitable accommodation – is recognised by the Care Act 2014 as a fundamental component of wellbeing, and the general duty of a local authority to promote wellbeing includes specific reference to housing. Papers in this RPU highlight how poor quality, insecure, energy inefficient, and/or high cost housing can have different, but cumulative, impacts on people with vulnerabilities.

    Whilst the research underlines how housing can be a difficult area for social workers to tackle, it also offers some practical suggestions.

    Aimed at: Frontline practitioners, managers and leaders.

    This resource is open access and free to download.

    Dementia: Research and Policy Update 114 May 2016 (open access)

    Published: May 2016

    Dementia: Research and Policy Update 114 May 2016 (open access)

    Dementia Awareness Week is 15-21 May and as part of RiPfA’s work in this area we have themed our May RPU on working with people who are living with dementia. The research articles cover topics including mindfulness, person-centred care for people living with dementia and engagement with nature and the outdoors.

    This resource is open access and free to download.

    Aimed at: Frontline practitioners, managers and leaders.

    Number of pages: 17
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    RPU April 2015: Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse

    Published: Jan 2015

    RPU April 2015: Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    The Research and Policy Update is RiPfA’s monthly digest of documents useful for implementing the Care Act. Each month features research articles that are themed on a particular issue related to Care Act implementation, as well as the last month’s policy highlights.

    The theme of this month’s issue is safeguarding and domestic abuse, and due to the amount of policy and guidance that has recently developed on this issue, we’ve focussed this month’s policy section on domestic abuse too.

    Domestic abuse has been recognised as a category of abuse in the Care Act guidance (section 14.17), raising questions in practice about how best to see safeguarding and domestic abuse as interlinked areas of practice. The resources included will update practitioners with useful research and guidance on this issue.

    Aimed at: All social care practitioners, commissioners and carers

    Number of pages: 20

    This is an open access resource
    Personalisation and managing the market: Policy Scope (2014)

    Published: Jan 2014

    Personalisation and managing the market: Policy Scope (2014)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    Personalisation has had a significant impact on the market and created a conundrum for commissioners in terms of supporting the market to deliver the personalisation agenda while ensuring quality in that delivery. This Policy Scope outlines the rationale and drivers for personalisation, the implications for commissioners and likely future trends.

    Aimed at: Commissioners, providers, team managers.

    Number of pages: 12
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-PSC-005
    Feedback and Engagement: Policy Scope (2013)

    Published: Jan 2013

    Feedback and Engagement: Policy Scope (2013)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    Feedback and Engagement with users and carers is a key policy driver in the planning, commissioning, delivery and monitoring of services.

    It is an increasing priority for commissioners, practitioners, educators, statutory bodies and providers of health and social care services. The information in this scope mostly relates to the policy landscape in England. The Scottish Government introduced ‘National Standards for Community Engagement’ in May 2005, which have a wider community remit involving all relevant stakeholders. While Welsh councils are involved in a great deal of public engagement, some of which enables citizens to help shape services, there is as yet no comprehensive national strategy for public engagement in Wales.

    Aimed at: All Social care practitioners

    Number of pages: 12
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    Product code: AD-PSC-002
    Preventing Need and Maximising Independence: Policy Scope (2013)

    Published: Jan 2013

    Preventing Need and Maximising Independence: Policy Scope (2013)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    Interest in delivering preventive services in adult social care has grown significantly in recent years among politicians, directors of services and campaign groups. This Policy Scope provides a summary of policy activity in this area, while identifying the key issues, trends and possible future policy direction. The implications for professionals working at a local level and the benefits for service users are also considered.

    Aimed at: All social care practitioners

    Number of pages: 12
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    Product code: AD-PSC-004
    Safeguarding Adults: Policy Scope (2012)

    Published: Jan 2012

    Safeguarding Adults: Policy Scope (2012)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    The safeguarding of adults at risk of harm is at the heart of care planning, commissioning and delivery of services, and is an increasingly high priority for politicians, regulators, statutory bodies and providers of health and social care services.

    This policy scope is part of a suite of resources which aim to help practitioners find out ‘what works’ in safeguarding adults. It gives an overview of the policy landscape, identifying trends and future direction for safeguarding, and highlighting implications for practice.

    Aimed at: Practitioners, managers and commissioners.

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    Number of pages: 12
    Preview available.