life story work
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
This Insight looks at reminiscence therapy and life story work for those with dementia.
Evidence summary that explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive meaningful change for individuals who access support.
It examines how storytelling has been used across social services to date, considers its value, and highlights some considerations for those creating and using stories. Case study evidence is provided to showcase the benefits of storytelling in practice.
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.
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.
Stories of those affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.
Carers' personal stories of caring for people with dementia.
Soon after retiring in 1990, GP Joe McShane found out that his wife Ethna had developed Alzheimer's disease. Joe cared for Ethna for six years until a fall led to her being admitted to the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. He tells the story.
Audio clips and transcripts of Storytelling and Organizing Project (STOP), based in the United States. STOP is a community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence.
A series of videos which document care leavers telling their stories about being in care, as well as the making of the care leavers stories project.
Details in a step by step format how IRISS helped Liam, a 20-year old with autism, create a video CV in order to demonstrate how someone with autism might better present their skills.