guidelines

A guide to co-production in social care and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers.

"Health and social care services should focus on the needs of the individual to promote their health and wellbeing, and in particular, to enable people to live healthier lives in their community. Key to this is that people’s experience of health and social care services and their impact is positive; that they are able to shape the care and support that they receive; and that people using services, whether health or social care, can expect a quality service regardless of where they live."

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Disabled micro-entrepreneurs are no longer waiting for job opportunities that don’t materialise. This New Zealand based pilot project was carried out as a proof of concept that such learning materials can inspire disabled youth to take charge of their career development. This idea is still at the experimental level. The project will develop these interviews into a core online curriculum for disabled youth to get inspiration from stories of unusual successes. 

For more outcomes-focused resources, see the Outcomes Toolbox.

This booklet was developed by Dumfries and Galloway Council with people who are using services, carers, social work practitioners and managers. It outlines the values and principles of Self-Directed Support (SDS) and provides information about levels of support available. It explains the options of SDS and the development of a personal support plan.

Paper designed as a high-level resource and reference guide for local service leaders who want to improve care for older people. Within each component of care it describes the goal that the system should aim for and then presents key evidence about what can work, selected examples of local good practice, pointers to major reviews and guidelines, and advice about where to start.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Manual that has been developed to assist community and women’s health agencies in building their capacity to evaluate health promotion programs and practice using an approach that incorporates narrative evaluation and action research methodologies. 

It has been produced through the collaborative work of the Narrative Evaluation Action Research (NEAR) pilot project team based in Melbourne, Australia.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Resource aimed at helping groups of people to work with stories in a systematic way that supports learning and inspires action to improve places.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Briefing on story dialogue as a means of community inquiry and sharing across public and community/voluntary sectors.