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[PUBLICATIONS] Providing good information and advice: Practice Tool (2013)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2013

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.People want information and advice about what social care is, how it works and how to know if it is good enough. They need this to make decisions about their lives, and to have choice and control over what happens

[PUBLICATIONS] What are information, advice and advocacy? Brief Guide (2014)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.What is the difference between information, advice and advocacy? This helpful guide explains exactly that. Local authorities are required to give people information and advice about social care, regardless of thei

[PUBLICATIONS] What is a user-led organisation? Brief Guide (2012)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2012

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. User-led organisations are becoming increasingly important in adult social care. This guide provides a summary of what a user-led organisation is, what they do and how you can get the most out of them. Aimed at: A

[PUBLICATIONS] User-Led Organisations: Strategic Briefing (2013)

Strategic Briefings
Published: January 2013

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. User-Led Organisations (ULOs) can, and do, play a key role in a vibrant adult social care economy. They also contribute to the wider drive towards co-production and user engagement in the public sector. Drawing on

[PUBLICATIONS] Risk enablement: Frontline Briefing (2016)

Frontline resources
Published: February 2016

With the cultural shift currently taking place in social care, enabling people is a core skill for frontline workers - influencing how people are consulted, how risk is worked with and how outcomes are achieved. This Frontline Briefing explains how risk enablement relates to the

[PUBLICATIONS] Supporting adults with learning disabilities to have positive sexual relationships: Frontline Briefing (2017)

Frontline resources
Published: February 2017

Adults with learning disabilities aspire to have intimate relationships as most people do, yet often describe feeling lonely. Practice has traditionally focused on ‘keeping people safe’ by limiting rather than encouraging relationships. This briefing focuses on how pr

[PUBLICATIONS] Good practice at end of life for social care practitioners: Practice Tool (2017)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: February 2017

When working with people and their families at the end of their life it is important that we work in a way that enables people to have the best possible experience of death. Practitioners can feel uncertain about what constitutes best practice and may need support to have positiv

[PUBLICATIONS] Effective systems to support people with learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2017)

Strategic Briefings
Published: February 2017

People with learning disabilities or autism have consistently poorer outcomes in areas such as health, life expectancy and quality of life. What kind of social care systems can help to even out these inequalities so that people with learning disabilities can live good lives? This

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

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: May 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

[PUBLICATIONS] Applying research to social care practice: RiPfA RPU 137 August 2018 (open access)

Policy Scopes
Published: July 2018

Research in Practice (RiP) and Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) have been in the business of evidence-informed practice for 22 and 13 years respectively. During that time, we’ve worked to bring together research messages with practice wisdom, making sure they are com
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