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Evidence review that is intended to summarise the evidence in this challenging area of work and to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context. An enhanced understanding of trauma can enable practitioners and managers, from all the agencies working with children in care, to improve their practice with severely distressed children and to reduce the negative impact of trauma not only on children but also on the adults caring for them. 

Article that asks why bureaucracy is derailing personalisation and what can be done to rescue the policy.

Evidence review that seeks to explore the evidence base in respect of housing with care and support, in particular extra care provision, and the extent to which the range of models embraced by this term provide an effective alternative to residential and nursing care.

The aim is to offer a greater range of housing options for older people and to promote a continuum of provision between home and care home. 

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme, featuring Mani Djazmi testing the Disability Rough Guide - the first guide published on 100 British destinations accessible to disabled people.

The workforce skills report is produced by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC). This report examines data on: • the social services workforce in Scotland • key strategic workforce challenges for the sector • key skills issues • current training provision • future workforce issues.

Web resource that lists publications mapping policy, strategic and practice developments to the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Well-being indicators.

This learning resource will provide the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to critically examine — from point of assessment to actual service delivery — how the needs of minority ethnic carers and service users are currently being met. It therefore aims to ensure that the need to achieve equality of opportunity and access lies at the heart of individual and collective practice.

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) has three programmes through which it delivers its work: evidence-informed practice, innovation and improvement, and knowledge media. This is a research paper, which examines attitudes, approaches, use and barriers to innovation and improvement and evidence-informed practice in the sector, which could be used as a baseline for future research to track and monitor attitudinal change.

In this training programme for the social care workforce you’ll find detailed information about solvent and volatile substance abuse, together with a range of materials that you will be able to download and refer to again and again. This site also contains audio interviews, videos, factsheets and in-depth training materials that you’ll be able to take away and use in the training of others.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Website designed to help people affected by mental health problems on their journey of recovery. It invites people to write their stories and experiences – and offers tools and prompts to encourage, inspire and support people to write.