The four central governments of the UK, with the support of the Economic and Social Research Council, asked SCIE to conduct a UK-wide consultation on how to increase social care research capacity. This consultation provides a picture of the views of people concerned about, or who have a stake in, the infrastructure for social care research and development. The report recommendations identify key issues in the consultation that need to be taken into account in strengthening research capacity and in coordinating developments across the UK.
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This knowledge review looks at what has and what has not contributed to the successful provision of community-based day activities for all people with learning disabilities.
This knowledge review is about parents with physical and/or sensory impairments, learning difficulties, mental health problems, long-term illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, and drug or alcohol problems. Its main focus is on social care, but integral to this are the relationships between social care and health, housing and education.
Are we there yet?: identifying the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity
This discussion paper considers the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity, and explores research on the barriers to promoting diversity and how they can be overcome.
This knowledge review looks at the use of research by social care staff and how it can be promoted to improve social care practice. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
This knowledge review looks at how assessment skills are 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.
This knowledge review looks at why people foster, how to retain foster carers, how fostering can help children and young people and what fostering agencies can learn from carers, children and birth families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
This guide provides information about delivering high quality, coordinated, adult mental health and child care services to families with a parent who misuses alcohol or who has a mental health problem. It covers what we know is working well in practice and provides directions to more information.
People with learning difficulties may need extra support when attending meetings. In her second SCIE Opinion, Cecilia looks at how this can be done, and introduces the ‘traffic light’ system of using cards; these cards help people with learning difficulties to take part in meetings and communicate whether they have something to say, they want something to be explained again or that they agree with what has been said.
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