adults

Risky business?

Paper that sets important issues relating to positive risk-taking in adult social care in a legal context; considers how current care provision impacts on the human rights of service users; and analyses the extent to which the present regulatory and commissioning frameworks stifle or encourage risk-taking in adult social care.

Changing societal attitudes, and regulatory responses, to risk-taking in adult care

Paper that explores the relationship between policy initiatives regarding risk-taking in adult care and its claim to reflect user experience; argues that these policy initiatives are driven by the imperative of rationalising risk management; and claims that such policies are not a response to user demand and that more research is needed to evaluate the attitudes of users of adult care to risk-taking.

An evidence base for the delivery of adult services

Report commissioned to inform current debates on the future delivery of adult services. It reveals a strong body of evidence pointing to the importance of local partnerships, local leadership and outcomes-based commissioning in improving services for the people who need them.

Literacy, numeracy and disadvantage among older adults in England

Report that sets out findings from new research on the relationships between the literacy and numeracy levels of older adults and the extent of disadvantage in later life.

The research consisted of a review of the literature and secondary analysis of a quantitative data source on older adults.

Safeguarding vulnerable adults through better commissioning: a discussion paper for commissioners of adult social care

Based on a review of the existing literature and IPC’s own experience in working with local authorities reviewing their safeguarding procedures, this discussion paper looks at the relationship between personalisation, safeguarding and commissioning.

You are not on your own: a booklet to help children and adults talk about a parent's drinking

Booklet to help a child and trusted adult to talk together about what is happening in their life. It is written for children, but at the end of each section is a part written for adults.

It is for children who live in all sorts of families - those living with relatives, children in care, those who have a parent in prison, or worried about a parent or carer drinking too much.

The Good Life: Positive Attitudes Group

The Good Life: Positive Attitudes Group is a group of adults with learning disabilities whose work improves the lives of people like them.

Reablement: a cost-effective route to better outcomes

One in a series of research briefings about preventive care and support for adults. Prevention is broadly defined to include a wide range of services that: promote independence, prevent or delay the deterioration of well being resulting from ageing, illness or disability, and delay the need for more costly and intensive services.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for adults (At a glance 37)

Briefing for family carers supporting an adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Transition to adulthood for young people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) (IRISS Insights, no.5)

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 focuses on the transition to adulthood for young people with autistic spectrum disorder.