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Social work and homelessness

Part of Northern Ireland social work and social care

A practice framework to support social workers in Northern Ireland to develop a better understanding of housing and homelessness and the skills needed to provide effective support. Section A of the framework looks at understanding homelessness. It provides information on the different types of homelessness, the legislative and policy context, the risk factors for homelessness, and the impact it can have on people's health and wellbeing. Section B highlights how social work skills and approaches can be used to prevent and tackle homelessness more effectively. These include using relationship-based, strengths-based, and values-based practice, being alert to the possibility of discrimination against people who experience homelessness, and working with other agencies. Two individual case studies are included.

Recognising and preventing delirium

This quick guide from NICE and SCIE will help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it.

Personal budgets: risk enablement and mental health

This film for adult social care commissioners and staff showcases the work of Stockport Council and Pennine Care NHS Trust. It established a panel for discussing final support plans for people considered to be at risk as part of its risk enablement strategy for personal budgets and mental health.

Parental mental health and families: introducing the family model

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning module introduces the Family Model, a conceptual framework that can help consider the parent, the child and the whole family when working with families with a parent with mental health problems. First it looks at how some of the common risks and stressors can prevent the needs of family members being met. It also looks at how the presence of protective factors and appropriate resources can influence positive outcomes. The four sections of module look at: the family model; the organisational context; the impact of inequalities; and risk, stressors and protective factors. A list of references, useful resources and a glossary is included.

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