Provides user abstracts that give practitioners and others easy access to research results. Most user abstracts are based on Campbell reviews, but some are based on other high-quality systematic reviews. The resource presents the findings of the reviews in a plain language, and focuses on information relevant to practitioners and decision makers, for example, people who need the research evidence in order to make the best decisions concerning other peoples welfare. Topics include domestic violence, children, crime, mental health and older people.
social work and social workers
A gateway to high-quality information and learning resources for social services professionals, service users and carers.
Website resource with links to the National Children's Bureau's free publications. It includes guides, reviews and toolkits on a wide variety of subjects.
Website resource of Joseph Rowntree Foundation research reports. Resources range from education, training and employment, housing and communities and social problems, to health and care, involvement and engagement, and arts, culture and technology.
Part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research series, Professor David Donnison from the University of Glasgow, speaks about advocacy services in Scotland.
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.
Kirstein Rummery, Chair of the Social Policy at the University of Stirling, speaks about personalisation and some of the issues involved. The talk was delivered at the 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.
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.
A part of the IRISS What Works: Putting Research into Practice workshops, this podcast details Miles Rinaldi speaking about what evidence exists for people with mental health problems and the issue of returning to work.
Recorded as part of the IRISS Masterclass Series workshops, this podcast details what next practice can offer to people using social services. Geoff Mulgan focuses on two main areas - productivity in the workplace and tools for innovation.