social networks

For the sake of their health: older service users' requirements for social care to facilitate access to networks following hospital

Facilitating older service users’ requirements for access to or re-engagement in social networks following hospital discharge is recognized in social care analysis and policy as critically important. This is because of the associated benefits for restoring physical health and psychological well-being. However, it tends to be a neglected dimension of current social care/intermediate care. Our paper draws on a qualitative study of voluntary sector hospital aftercare social rehabilitation projects in five UK localities, which focused on addressing this issue.

Impact 2.0: new mechanisms for linking research and policy

Report that examines strategies to influence use of social media and social networking in the ICT sector in Peru, online public policy consultations, as well as exploring the use of social networking services in public administration.

Future focus: how will we use new technologies in five years' time?

Guide that explores how individual and organisational behaviour may change as a result of using new technologies.

Social Networking Conference Report (2009) - YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot

In August 2009, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot held a conference to explore how the youth work sector could engage with young people through the use of digital technologies with a particular focus on social networking sites. Through the knowledge gained during workshops and previous knowledge the delegates had, they were asked to provide feedback on a draft of this guidance produced by YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot. Additionally, feedback was sought from Tim Davies, a consultant in young people's participation, social media and social change, who provided his expertise.

The local impact of the global internet

This paper was commissioned as part of JRF's programme on Globalisation, which explores and promotes awareness of the impacts of globalisation on the UK and focuses on communities and people in poverty.
This paper:
* explains the implications of easier access to global communication;
* surveys the increasing use of the Internet in Britain and how this applies to local and global networks; and
* discusses how individuals and communities can build networks and the challenges this brings.

Community Capacity Building in Perth and Kinross

Talk by Alan Urquhart, Community Capacity Building Manager with Perth and Kinross Council, which was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.

Innovative Approaches to Creating the Learning Organisation

Part of the IRISS Masterclass series, this podcast covers a talk by Euan Semple about embedding social media in the workplace. The event was held in Glasgow on 15 January, 2010.

Knowledge Cafe

A part of the IRISS Masterclass series, this podcast features David Gurteen talking about the Gurteen Knowledge Cafe. The event was held on 19 February, 2010.

Shyness (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on shyness. Susie Scott, Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, spent three years collecting personal stories and accounts of people who see themselves as shy, exploring the social context in which this feeling arises, how it affects our interaction with others, and the way that cultural norms and values shape our perceptions of 'shy' behaviour.

Diversity, complexity and change in parenting

This study examined parenting during early and middle childhood within different social and cultural groups in Britain, using a ‘parenting score’ derived from different measurements of parents’ relationships with their children. The study was based on parents’ reports of attitudes, feelings and behaviour recorded in response to specific questions relating to parenting. The study also assessed changes in parenting across time.