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Research – social care: older people, children and young people, policy, supervision

OLDER PEOPLE Developing Evidence-Enriched Practice in Health and Social Care with Older People programme (2014-2015 – ongoing) The DEEP programme is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded ‘A Better Life’ which ran from 2009 to 2014. This programme produced a wealth of research evidence on the factors that promote a better quality of life for older people with high support needs. Key findings were summarized in ‘Seven Challenges’. The DEEP programme built on these findings. […]

Research in practice film: Co-production in practice

A film by Research In Practice shows how to engage communities, build social capital, and change the relationship between state and citizen.  Local authorities and service providers are finding cost-effective ways of working with local communities to utilise skills and knowledge for mutual benefit. These assets-based approaches to developing new services are helping to empower residents and change the relationship between citizen and state. Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults have produced a short film that illustrates three different examples […]

Guide to co-production with older people

Co-production with Older People Guide  National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) This paper sets out 7 principles to help local authorities and their partners, including local communities, work together and improve older people’s influence at all levels of service commissioning and delivery. Use this resource to provoke thinking about what underpins successful collaboration with older people for a range of purposes. Includes helpful diagrams about how the 7 principles can be translated into practical steps, […]

The Four Mile Rule

Jackon, L., Fielder, P., 2009. THE DEBENHAM PROJECT: The Four Mile Rule & Other Lessons. http://www.the-debenham-project.org.uk/downloads/articles/2016/4milerule.pdf A local application of co-production in relation to dementia sufferers in rural England. ______________________   A write up by Helen Sharp on the Ideas Hub: “The inception and journey of the Debenham Project is a remarkable story and one that continues to evolve as the community changes. Local volunteers have developed a range of dementia support services second to none in […]

Integrated Service for Older People

Our Integrated service provides early intervention by Health & Social Care professionals working in a co-productive and prudent way, as one service across different health & social care organisations in Monmouthshire. We work alongside service users, helping them to lead as independent a life as possible and providing proportional, timely interventions based on encouraging independence. We help to keep people independent for as long as possible by asking the “What Really Matters to You” question, […]

Chickens help tackle loneliness

A scheme to introduce hen keeping to the elderly is turning out to have a miraculous effect on their wellbeing by reducing isolation and depression. An interesting light touch approach to older men’s loneliness, HenPower encourages and facilitates poultry keeping alongside a range of other hen-based social activities including art, dance and singing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11198410/Chickens-helping-the-elderly-tackle-loneliness.html Watch the video below [7’37]

Simple but not simplistic

‘Simple but not Simplistic – Developing Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP)’ is a collaborative action research and development project involving the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC), the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) in Scotland and a number of social care agencies and local authorities in Wales and Scotland. Both IRISS and ASCC have a strong focus on the use of research evidence in social care […]

Commissioning Home Care for Older people – guide

SCIE has produced a guide which suggests what commissioners can do to improve how they assess, plan, contract and monitor home care services for older people with complex needs. http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide54/ Related link: SCTV film – the film highlights the challenges of commissioning home care for older people and shows examples of providing good-quality, person- centred home care for older people with complex needs. (11’16)

Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: an evaluation

How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]