Part of the SSSC Practice Learning Qualification suite of learning objects,this resource is for everyone involved in educating and training social service staff and social workers, even though they may be involved in different ways and for different reasons. For example:
Part of the SSSC Practice Learning Qualification suite of learning objects, the learning opportunities in this module are particularly suitable to those tackling Level 9 and Level 10 of the Award.
Section Two, ‘What is Theory?’, helps the student consider his or her own views about theory and how it helps in making judgements in practice. The remainder of the learning object introduces a particular model to assist learners integrate practice with theory: the Theory Circle.
Part of the SSSC Practice Learning Qualification suite of learning objects, this resource has been specifically developed for the following student practice learning facilitators working towards the Practice Learning Qualifications (Social Services) Stages 1-3:
* Service users and carers, especially at Stage 1
* A range of practitioners, especially at Stages 2 and 3 e.g. nurses, social work/care practitioners with responsibility for assessing practice
This film explains how the Service User and Carer Group at Dundee University was established.
It explains how members help to influence Social Work Education and the impact carer's and service user involvement has on student development.
A selection of summaries on a particular policy question, such as whether service user involvement has made a difference to social care services. The papers identify issues and key messages.
Part of the IRISS What Works: Putting Research Into Practice series, Peter Beresford discusses how user involvement in public service design and management has been widely promoted as a means of improving the quality and responsiveness of services. It focuses particularly on the role of the user in service planning. The event was held on 20th January, 2010.
This case study describes the Foundations for Life Project, an innovative scheme that integrates affordable, accessible homes with private flats, as well as a range of key mainstream services for disabled people across housing, support, employment, education and community integration. It concludes with a list of learning points that would benefit anyone ;looking to run a similar scheme. In 2008 this scheme won a Housing Corporation Gold Award for Building Cohesive Communities.
Report describing the quality of care planning for patients with repeat admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983, assessing the extent to which the Care Programme Approach (CPA) is being operated effectively and making conclusions about factors which contribute to the best quality of care and outcomes for such patients.
Website intended to allow service users, carers, health and social care professionals to access information and evidence on adult rehabilitation and the management of long term conditions.
The Scottish Government is establishing two new improvement and scrutiny bodies for healthcare and for social care and social work. These changes, which are part of a wider simplification of the public sector, should lead to improvements and better checking of health, social care and social work services in Scotland. This conference was organised to make sure that the views of people who use services and of equality groups could be heard. The conference had two main purposes: to tell people about the changes; and to hear the views of the people affected.