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[PUBLICATIONS] Supporting good assessment: Practice Tool (2014)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: December 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. These practical tools support organisations to deliver good assessment, develop good assessors, ensure the right support for assessment and think through the implications of delegating assessments to other parties

[PUBLICATIONS] Balancing need: The relationship between carers’ assessment and needs assessment: Key Issue (2014)

Key Issues
Published: January 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This Key Issue, which we are extremely pleased to publish in partnership with Carers UK, explores previous research on carers’ assessments before setting out the changes to legislation and policy proposed in

[PUBLICATIONS] What is reablement? Brief Guide (2012)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2012

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Anyone may need social care but the evidence shows that many people know little about it. This guide provides a summary of one area of social care called reablement. It tells you what reablement is, how it works

[PUBLICATIONS] Maximising independence for people with dementia: Strategic Briefing (2014)

Strategic Briefings
Published: January 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.Dementia is a key topic in health and social care and this briefing provides an overview of key policy drivers, practice examples and underpinning research to support you in developing services for people living wi

[PUBLICATIONS] Working with people who self-neglect: Practice Tool (updated 2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This Practice Tool, written by Professor Suzy Braye, Dr David Orr and Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, draws on their latest research, which was commissioned by the Department of Health and involved interviewing s

[PUBLICATIONS] Working with outcomes: Practice Tool (2014)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This resource looks at good practice in terms of working with outcomes, identifying potential barriers and enablers to working in an outcomes-focused way. It contains tools and templates to support good conversati

[PUBLICATIONS] Care Act: Influences on transitions alongside Children and Families Act 2014 (summary)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: July 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Research in Practice for Adults has produced a summary of how the new Acts (Care Act, and Children and Families Act) will influence the work of local authorities in terms of planning and delivering transitions fro

[PUBLICATIONS] Adult attachment - Implications for adult social care practice: Frontline Briefing (2015)

Frontline resources
Published: September 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Attachment theory helps us to understand how attachment patterns evolve through past relationships and the impact these have on current and future behaviours and relationships, including parenting and caregiving.

[PUBLICATIONS] Enablement in dementia: Practice Tool (2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: February 2016

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

[PUBLICATIONS] Risk enablement (CHART): Frontline Briefing (2016)

Frontline resources
Published: February 2016

This chart accompanies the full Research in Practice for Adults Frontline Briefing: Risk enablement. The briefing looks at how social care practitioners can manage the potentially conflicting demands of risk and enablement in order to promote wellbeing. This concise reference cha
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