Paper that updates an earlier extensive review of research into the incidence and management of risk in adult social care in England; and addresses gaps identified in the earlier review, with new studies on the experiences of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
This review discusses the measurement of outcome for individuals and their carers for research purposes, particularly the type of research which evaluates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of social care for adults and which has implications for social care practice. It discusses what is meant by outcome in social care, presenting a model that describes different ‘types’ of outcome and how these are related to one another.
Review that describes the development of research governance arrangements in social care settings over the past decade and examines some of the consequences – both problems and opportunities – created for people who are interested in research: that is, people who undertake research, take part in it, and use it within adult social care settings.
This report examines how the Commission has used its resources in carrying out its quality and safety assurance work.
The purpose of this report is to review existing knowledge management and evidence-based practice activities and networks in the North West region and to develop a regional strategy for taking this forward. Time and resources are often wasted because people develop methods over and over again, rather than sharing what they know through reliable local, regional, national and international networks.
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.
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.
Report on care and support in older people's services in the UK - what has caused the current crisis and possible solutions to the problems.
Briefing that examines the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for personalised adult social care. The Act provides a legal framework which can support personalisation in adult social care.
They are both about ensuring individuals receive services that are respectful, effective and accessible. It is essential that care providers from all sectors understand the implications for them.
This resource is about exploring the knowledge from the new types of worker programme and its implications for the transformation of the workforce in adult social care and how it supports the development of the ‘big society’.