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.
User participation resources and services
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 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
SCIE research briefing 12: involving individual older patients and their carers in the discharge process from acute to community care: implications for intermediate care
SCIE Research briefings
Part of Co-production
This guide provides information about involving service users and carers in the development of the social work degree programme. It includes what we know is working well in practice and provides directions to more information. (Published: 2004)
This position paper looks at the impact service user participation has made on social care services. It sets out key issues for consideration and recommendations to help improve consultation with service users and carers
This knowledge review looks at the impact of foster care on foster children and families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
A review of the literature on transition for young people with learning difficulties, families and professionals.The report for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) brings together the findings from three inter-linked investigations relating to the information needs of young people, their parents and supporters at transition. It was undertaken over a six month period between October 2003 and March 2004 and included: focus group interviews with young people, their parents and supporters; a systematic review of the literature on transition; and a review of the information already available for young people, parents and professionals, including an evaluation of materials by young people and parents. The project was carried out by the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) in partnership with North Somerset People First (NSPF) and the Home Farm Trust (HFT).
This report examines the relevance of systematic reviews to SCIE's goal of promoting good practice. It is part of a larger programme of SCIE work looking at using knowledge in social care."
Users at the heart: user participation in the governance and operations of social care regulatory bodies
This report examines the experiences and contributions of service users who serve on the boards of the care councils for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Care Commission (in Scotland) and Topss England (now Skills for Care)