strengths-based approach

Putting people into personalisation: relational approaches to social care and housing

Paper that argues that ‘demand-side’ reforms  such as Direct Payments do not on their own  result in a change of provision in the care and support market. It asks what ‘supply-side’ reforms might be needed in order to bring real choice – the choice about the shape of their lives – to those newly ‘empowered’ ‘consumers’.

The new social care: strengths-based approaches

Paper that documents a series of strengths-based approches to social care. 

Clubbing together: the hidden wealth of communities

Report based on the premise that social good best flourishes within existing forms of community. It argues that the stronger community feeling associated with groups which citizens attend out of self-interest – e.g. ‘clubtype’ activities – helps motivate the kind of social action that the Government wants to encourage.

Strengths-based approaches for working with individuals (IRISS Insights, no16)

One of a series of evidence summaries to support evidence-informed practice in social services in Scotland.

This Insight provides an overview of the research evidence on effective strengths based approaches for working with individuals and presents selected illustrative examples.

Systematic review of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with children and families

This systematic literature review of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) arises from the second Serious Case Review (SCR) of the death of Peter Connelly (Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board, 2009), in whose case SFBT was being partially used within children’s social care services.

The Peter Connelly SCR Overview Report included the recommendation to examine whether any models of practice had an influence on the way in which Peter’s case was managed.