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Care Opinion

An independent site where anyone can share their stories of adult social care or the NHS. The site covers adult social services (as well as NHS services) in England, giving service users, their families and carers the opportunity to publish their personal experiences, good or bad, of the care system.

Patient Opinion

An independent site about personal experiences of UK health services, good or bad. It is about honest and meaningful conversations between patients and health services.

The role of personal storytelling in practice (IRISS Insights, No 23)

Evidence summary that explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive meaningful change for individuals who access support.

It examines how storytelling has been used across social services to date, considers its value, and highlights some considerations for those creating and using stories. Case study evidence is provided to showcase the benefits of storytelling in practice.

Shaping Our Lives: resources library

A list of resources collated by Shaping Our Lives  - a National network of service users and disabled people.

GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers (SCIE Guide 52)

Guide that is primarily written for managers and senior staff of care homes but it has also been written with GPs in mind, as well as members of clinical commissioning groups and joint health and wellbeing boards.

thirteensquared

Multimedia company committed to working with UK-based social enterprises and charities. It specialises in high quality film and photography production. 

Your story

Stories of those affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.

Alzheimer's disease: Joe and Ethna's story

Soon after retiring in 1990, GP Joe McShane found out that his wife Ethna had developed Alzheimer's disease. Joe cared for Ethna for six years until a fall led to her being admitted to the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. He tells the story.

Storytelling and organizing project

Audio clips and transcripts of Storytelling and Organizing Project (STOP), based in the United States. STOP is a community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence.

The road from crime

Video story of Alan Weaver, a former prisoner who successfully desisted from criminal behaviour. It was produced as part of a project to share knowledge and improve understanding about why people desist from offending.