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Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.Commissioners and purchasers of care and support today face the double bind of reducing resources and increasing demand. Maintaining safe, effective and high quality services in these circumstances is the major con
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This briefing considers what social care providers, commissioners and regulators can do, individually and together, to assure the quality of their services and products.
Importantly, it looks at the part that can
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This resource helps you identify aspects of good supervision and enables you to develop these aspects in practice. It includes an outline of what good supervision is and its purpose, exercises to complete to refle
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to and ‘bounce back’ from difficult situations and can help individuals and teams to cope with uncertainty and stressful situations. These practical tools focus on t
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.The Care Act’s focus on achieving positive outcomes increases the emphasis on integrated health and social care services. This briefing examines how to increase the effectiveness of multi-agency teamwork by devel
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This chart accompanies the full Research in Practice for Adults Frontline Briefing Supporting successful integration: Improving outcomes in social care and health. The briefing looks at how social care practitioner
Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. Recent high profile court cases, especially focusing on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, highlight the importance of a sound knowledge of, and ability to critically reflect on, social care and the law.
Our Work 2016-17
The Research in Practice for Adults Our Work 2016-17 resource reviews our year in practice.
It contains an overview of key themes we have focused on from April 2016 – March 2017, as well as links to relevant learning materials including publications, work
Strength-based working is an intuitively positive direction of travel, widely signed up to across the sector at a strategic level right through to practice. This Strategic Briefing discusses the evidence which sits behind this concept, including an overview of specific models, an
Local authorities have a range of statutory duties and delegated powers in relation to the wellbeing, and care and support, of adults. The importance of strategic managers, supervisors and the wider workforce being legally literate cannot be overstated. However, having a clear un