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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
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This briefing outlines issues relating to community capacity in four key areas: personal and social support networks, membership of groups, a welcoming and inclusive local community, and opportunities to participat
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
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
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.Co-production is potentially a radical idea: that services are designed and delivered equally by professionals and those who use them. This publication brings together the knowledge on the topic, defining the issue
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.The idea that it’s possible to ‘live well’ with dementia is really quite radical. There is a popular assumption that the condition will lead to a total shutdown of the self, with increased dependency on servi
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This accessible guide provides a jargon-free explanation of ‘community capacity’ for a general audience. It explains the move from a world where many aspects of your community were the council’s responsibilit
Building on the RiPfA Key Issue: Enablement in dementia (January 2015), this Practice Tool translates its key messages into practical methods that can be used to support commissioners, services managers and frontline practitioners to deliver dementia services with enablement in m
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
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.