Resource aimed at helping groups of people to work with stories in a systematic way that supports learning and inspires action to improve places.
Briefing on story dialogue as a means of community inquiry and sharing across public and community/voluntary sectors.
An independent site where anyone can share their stories of adult social care or the NHS. The site covers adult social services (as well as NHS services) in England, giving service users, their families and carers the opportunity to publish their personal experiences, good or bad, of the care system.
An independent site about personal experiences of UK health services, good or bad. It is about honest and meaningful conversations between patients and health services.
Previously known as Patient Opinion
Evidence summary that explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive meaningful change for individuals who access support.
It examines how storytelling has been used across social services to date, considers its value, and highlights some considerations for those creating and using stories. Case study evidence is provided to showcase the benefits of storytelling in practice.
Stories of those affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.
Soon after retiring in 1990, GP Joe McShane found out that his wife Ethna had developed Alzheimer's disease. Joe cared for Ethna for six years until a fall led to her being admitted to the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. He tells the story.
Audio clips and transcripts of Storytelling and Organizing Project (STOP), based in the United States. STOP is a community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence.
Video story of Alan Weaver, a former prisoner who successfully desisted from criminal behaviour. It was produced as part of a project to share knowledge and improve understanding about why people desist from offending.
A series of videos which document care leavers telling their stories about being in care, as well as the making of the care leavers stories project.