social care

Paper that argues that ‘risk’ is often perceived negatively by people using services (used as an excuse used for stopping them doing something) – but risk needs to be shared between the person taking the risk and the system that is trying to support them; states that although some people fear that personalisation may increase risk, it could help people to be safer by putting them more in control of their lives, helping them plan ahead, and focusing our safeguarding expertise on those who really need it; and considers the fact that in an era of personalisation, approaches to risk and regulat

Paper that considers the debate around risk and regulation and the ideological terms it is couched in; demonstrates that the demand that ‘something must be done’ can lead to demands for both more and less regulation; and argues that JRF could develop a more rational approach to risk and regulation, especially for the social care world.

Report of a web survey to ask children for their views and experiences of recent Ofsted inspections of their children’s homes or boarding schools. Homes and schools that were recently inspected were written to, and asked to pass on invitations to children there to fill in the survey. The survey ran from January to February 2011.

Leaflet that explains how people can get involved in the 'Caring for our future': shared ambitions for care and support' engagement.

Report that provides evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and peer reviewed journals to show that increasing support for carers: improves health and wellbeing outcomes for patients and recipients of care; improves health and wellbeing outcomes for carers, who suffer disproportionately high levels of ill-health; reduces unwanted admissions, readmissions and delayed discharges in hospital settings; and reduces unwanted residential care admissions and length of stays.

Website of a company that seeks to harness the talents of people and communities to provide imaginative solutions to complex social issues and care needs.

A Community Interest Company established by and working in close partnership with the charity NAAPS UK.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They apply in England and Wales only. This report examines what deprivation of liberty is and its safeguards.

Research commissioned by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) to investigate the extent of LINks’ involvement of children and young people. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used: a survey of all 150 LINks, which received 52 valid responses; in-depth interviews with 10 LINk workers; and analysis of the feedback from events run for LINks by NCB.

Paper that reports on the findings from a mid-term evaluation of the Scottish Funding Council’s programme of ‘action research’ projects, which are aimed at exploring the potential contribution of universities and colleges to improved skills utilisation in the workplace.

The evaluation finds some initial empirical evidence for establishing proof of concept, but also identifies challenges in relation to capacity building and sustainability. The potential exists, it is argued, for the programme to contribute to a broader approach to skills and innovation policy in Scotland.

Report that focuses on the role of conformity with social norms and concern with relative income in the decision to supply unpaid care for parents.