case study

Knitting together arts and social change

Paper that forms part of a set of five case studies on the Arts and Social Change programme within Citizen Power Peterborough, a two and a half year partnership between Peterborough City Council, Arts Council England, East, the RSA and the citizens of Peterborough.

Journeys back into work: A series of case studies on the subject of supported employment

The inequality between disabled people’s employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people’s labour market participation.

The stories provide a picture of the outcomes that supported employment can achieve, both for the clients of supported employment services, and for employers.

Children, young people and families: case studies

Scottish Government case studies on various children's experiences of the Getting it right for every child approach.

Carr Gomm video case study

We hear from Carr Gomm's Business Development Manager, Andrew Thomson, about the organisations approach to recording and measuring personal outcomes, the development of their conversation-based outcomes tool and how reporting works in practice for a number of audiences. 

Two versions of the video are available: one short introductory summary of the interview, and another, longer and more in-depth version with details of the outcomes tool.

The new social care: strengths-based approaches

Paper that documents a series of strengths-based approches to social care. 

Dementia: finding housing solutions

Report that highlights how good housing and related services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, from delaying more intensive forms of care to preventing admission and readmission to hospital. Case studies from housing associations and home improvement agencies show how appropriate housing can:

• reduce or delay demand for health and  social care services for people with dementia
• improve the rate of diagnosis of dementia
• deliver improved health and social care outcomes at a lower cost

Using vouchers to increase access to short breaks: findings of pilot study Falkirk Council

This pilot project was set up by Falkirk Council to determine whether the use of vouchers for short breaks could help to address the low uptake of short breaks among people with severe and enduring mental illness and their carers, and also to provide an alternative to Direct Payments. The project was developed in response to:

I.ROC video case study

In this series of videos we hear about Penumbra's Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter from three different people:

  • Jane Cumming, Development Manager, who describes the background, development, and implementation of I.ROC
  • Sara Zielinska, Support Manager, who works with the tool daily
  • Moira Hunter, volunteer and receiver of support, who has personal experience of using the tool. 

 

Developing a personal outcomes approach: Julie Gardener (Audio recording)

Julie Gardener, Assistant Director of VOCAL (Voice of carers across Lothian) talks about developing a personal outcomes approach and outcomes for integration of health and social care. 

The audio recording was made on the 25 February 2013 at an event organised by the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) entitled, 'Improving outcomes through integrated social care and health'.

For further information about the event see: http://ssrg.org.uk/events-2013/