This knowledge review looks at the significant gap in high quality and effective mental health advocacy in African and Caribbean men. Drawing on individual accounts the research raises questions about the services, advice and support services currently being provided and what is actually needed by this over-represented group in the mental health sector
Service users resources and services
The case studies in this research resource provide an overview of user and carer participation in different aspects of the systematic review process.
This paper outlines a project commissioned by the Department of Health which focused on participation in the undergraduate and postgraduate social work degree. Focusing on how service user and care organisations can develop their involvement in the undergraduate and post graduate social work degree and drawing on successes of the first two years, the paper then goes on to identify existing barriers to successful partnership and possible ways forward. This project was a joint venture between Shaping Our Lives, Department of Health and SCIE.
SCIE Research briefings
Teaching, learning and assessing communication skills with children and young people in social work education
This knowledge review is about identifying key findings about teaching, learning and assessing communication skills with children in social work education settings.
The paper aims to identify what is happening in the social care sector with the involvement of carers and the impact participation has had on service improvement. It complements Position paper 3: Has service user involvement made a difference to social care services?
This guide aims to offer creative and innovative examples of how the legislation on direct payments can successfully be applied to achieve positive outcomes for those who use them.
This report seeks to uncover the difficulties and fears service users experience in being paid for their contribution to services and those of the organisations who pay them. By revealing the issues and seeking to have them addressed, it will help in laying the foundations for proper and principled user involvement
This report was produced by Shaping Our Lives National User Network with SCIE for the Department of Health. The Department requested that this piece of work be done to contribute towards their consultation on service users views on the future of adult social care
This knowledge review looks at how law is taught in social work education and to what effect. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.