An introduction to home care reablement.
Outcomes resources and services
This At a glance summary examines the potential for personalisation, particularly self-directed support and personal budgets, to result in cost-efficiencies and improved productivity as well as improved care and support.
Finding excellence in adult social care services: an overview of selected approaches to excellence in social care
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to define excellence in adult social care service in England to inform the CQCs new quality information scheme for regulated adult care services. This overview looks at some of the tools currently in use to measure quality in social care, many of which informed our final definition.
SCIE research briefing 33: the contribution of social work and social care to the reduction of health inequalities: four case studies
This briefing argues that support given as social care can help improve health and reduce health disadvantage. Improving access to social care interventions is therefore important to any strategy for reducing health inequality.
Online guide looking at the ways that service user and carer participation is being evaluated and suggesting ways of finding out what difference this participation is making to social care services
Part of Co-production
This paper presents the process and outcomes of research in to service user and carer participation in developing social care services. This research was charged not with evaluating the impact of participation, but with scoping what is know about it and how evaluations are being conducted
This knowledge review includes a review of research evidence on the outcomes valued by older people and the factors that facilitate and inhibit achieving these outcomes. It also contains a postal survey of localities and social services managers in England and Wales known to be interested in developing outcomes-focused approaches to older people's services; and in-depth studies in six localities.
This guide offers quick and easy access to practice knowledge about assessment, care planning and social work in adult placement services. It includes key research findings and ideas from practice, with reference to current Government policy and legislation; suggests how commissioners and care managers, and adult placement schemes, can improve outcomes for people who use adult placement; and provides links to further information."
This position paper summarises the views of almost 1,000 service users, practitioners and others on the future of adult social care. It identifies findings from the research and outlines the implications of delivering adult social care in the future.
This report looks at what contribution ESRC research programmes make, and might make, to the knowledge base for social work and social care.