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.
Social care resources and services
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This guide offers quick and easy access to practice knowledge about how social care agencies can develop the involvement of adults including older people in developing social care services. It covers key research findings; ideas from practice; details of relevant legislation, guidance and standards; and links to further information. It is aimed primarily at practitioners and managers but will also be useful to everyone involved in promoting adult service users' participation.
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.
This discussion paper attempts to describe the specific experiences of refugees and asylum seekers with social care needs. It also makes recommendations for services to meet refugees and asylum seekers' needs more effectively. The paper also highlights the difference between refugees and asylum seekers.
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 report is intended to influence policy about the future and funding of social care research."
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 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 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 report looks at what contribution ESRC research programmes make, and might make, to the knowledge base for social work and social care.
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