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Author: Rachel Wolfendale

Trust and therapeutic relationships

Trusting experts and epistemic humility in disability Ho, A. (2011) International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Abstract: It is generally accepted that the therapeutic relationship between professionals and patients is one of trust. Nonetheless, some patient groups carry certain social vulnerabilities that can be exacerbated when they extend trust to health-care professionals. In exploring the epistemic and ethical implications of expert status, this paper examines how calls to trust may increase epistemic oppression and […]

Impact and outcomes reporting

Impact and outcomes reporting Supporting intermediary organisations Iriss. Published July 2018. “Iriss was involved in delivering workshops, alongside Corra Foundation, that helped explore with intermediary support organisations their approaches to expressing the impact and outcomes of their work. The organisations taking part all received core funding through the Scottish Government’s CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund (Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund), which Corra Foundation administers…”   https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/reports/impact-and-outcomes-reporting

Good things happening: a collection of articles

This is how people can truly take back control: from the bottom up OPINION: George Monbiot The Guardian Our atomised communities can heal themselves. Through local initiatives we can regenerate our culture and make politics relevant again. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/08/take-back-control-bottom-up-communities Working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities NEWS AND EVENTS IRISS Exploring how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities. https://www.iriss.org.uk/news/post-event-reports/2018/03/20/working-gypsy-traveller-and-roma-communities

Social entrepreneurship

Transform Ageing: A stitch in time – inside The Sewing Rooms CASE STUDY At the end of 2017 Design Council invited social entrepreneurs to respond to a series of six briefs compiled by local communities looking for innovative product and service solutions, with the simple aim of improving the experience of later life for local people in Somerset, Torbay, Devon and Cornwall. Nineteen social entrepreneurs successfully responded and received funding and support to deliver lasting […]

Community transport

Laughs, heartache and the winding road: life stories aboard a community bus in rural Wales Dial-a-Ride is a UK community transport service assisting people – largely the elderly – when ordinary public transport is either unsuitable or unavailable. In this short documentary, the UK filmmakers George Cowie and Tom Huntingford spend two weeks on a Dial-a-Ride bus as it traverses rural South Wales, engaging with the driver and passengers about their perspectives on life and […]

Co-production & organ donation research

Designing a co‐productive study to overcome known methodological challenges in organ donation research with bereaved family members. Noyes, J., Mclaughlin, L., Morgan, K., Roberts, A., Stephens, M., Bourne, J., Houlston, M., Houlston, J., Thomas, S., Rhys, G., Moss, B., Duncalf, S., Lee, D., Curtis, R., MAdden, S., and Walton, P. (2019) Health Expectations Abstract: Co‐production of research into public health services has yet to demonstrate tangible benefits. Few studies have reported the impact of co‐production on […]

Community Development

The Compassionate, Creative, Co-productive Community Hubs Pilot Project 2016-2019 Interim Report A4W Innovation C.I.C. March 2018. Prepared by Mike Hotson, Sara Wentworth and Kate Naidoo “The theoretical idea is one thing, the putting of that initial construct into practice can be quite a different project as other peoples understanding, personal bias and habitual patterns come to the fore. It has not been all plain sailing by any stretch of the imagination. The project has taken a […]

Measuring the Mountain: What really matters in social care to individuals in Wales?

Measuring the Mountain is an initiative funded by Welsh Government. Report of a Citizens’ Jury The Citizens’ Jury took place between 24th and 27th September 2018. The report was drafted by Katie Cooke, Measuring the Mountain Project Manager and Rachel Iredale, Reader in Public Engagement at the University of South Wales, on behalf of the Jury and has been approved by all the Jurors. This report was finalised in January 2019 and published by the […]

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