Paper that documents a series of strengths-based approches to social care.
Paper that shows how the personalisation agenda encourages innovation, offering the potential to create new markets around localised and individual needs, to focus fiscal resources directly and discretely, and to enable small groups of individuals to ‘positively disrupt’ a complex and opaque system.
It begins with a potted history of personalisation, and ends with five recommendations for the implementation of personalisation, whatever the sector, in a way that increases the availability and use of new, communitybased approaches to support and inclusion.
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.
Scotland is facing a significant reduction in available resources for public services. With some protection offered to the NHS and clear expectations on local authorities in relation to performance and a council tax freeze, social work and social care face an unprecedented challenge.
This document details the Association of Directors of Social Work's (ADSW) plans to provide professional leadership at a time where transformational change is required in public services.
Evidence review that considers what can be learnt from existing research, related initiatives and experience elsewhere.
This report was published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in April 2013. Review date is April 2016. It describes the social care and wider governance arrangements in Northern Ireland and explains how the workbook was introduced and used in the trusts.
Report that examines the existing level of informal care of older people in Northern Ireland, and the attitudes of people to social care.
Report that sets out a summary of progress at the mid-point in the implementation of seven Social Work Practice (SWP) pilots with adults. The programme was sponsored by the Department of Health (DH), managed through the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and has been actively supported through a Project Support Group by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the College of Social Work, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Skills for Care and the Local Government Association (LGA).
Database of over 80 million scientific publications in PDF format.
Since its first issue in 1986 the Social Services Research Group’s journal Research Policy and Planning has been one of the key research journals in the personal social services.
The journal is devoted to publishing work by researchers and practitioners in local and central government, other statutory authorities and voluntary agencies.