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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, s
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 a
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This Literature Review has been completed by Research in Practice for Adults. We are a charity that uses evidence from research and people’s experience to help understand adult social care and to improve how it w
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This Key Issue explores the meaning of social capital and its potential to utilise untapped resources – particularly relevant in times of budget cuts.
The Key Issue places community capacity in the policy contex
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
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
As more services are commissioned by local authorities within the context of reducing resources, it can be a challenging time for the relationship between commissioners and providers. This briefing examines the current situation, barriers and enablers, and how to establish collab
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
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
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.