Review that explores the growing emphasis being placed on the relationships of children and young people in care. It examines: the nature and type of these relationships; what indicators are used to define quality; why relationships are beneficial; what barriers there are to their formation; what initiatives have been designed to support relationships; and what evidence there is about their impact.
This Insight was written by Karen Winter (Queen’s University Belfast).
Web resource that lists publications mapping policy, strategic and practice developments to the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Well-being indicators.
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.
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.
A series of short personal digital stories around the subjects of health and social care, asylum, refugees, ageing and identity.
Stories produced can be for advocacy, team building, skill learning, community development or simply to record a story for individuals and families.
Research project that considers how the mitigation of risk of adverse outcomes for disadvantaged communities can be addressed.
A learning community focused on integrated care and support that will help people make connections, share information and find answers to key challenges.
Resource for those working with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings. It contains lots of practical tips, tools and activities in each of the sections that will help with daily work. Each section has been written by a national dementia expert so the information and guidance is up to date and reflects what is known about best practices in dementia care.
Project which aims to create a textured picture of the day-to-day reality of homelessness as experienced by the women who are living through it and the insights from the people who support them.
The website is an online platform that brings together the work created over the 18-month project, which culminated in an exhibition at gallery@oxo from 14th – 18th November on London’s South Bank in November 2012.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
It provides a brief introduction to the research evidence about the process of desistance from crime.