Resources

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Changing how homecare is commissioned and delivered

How do we help people live their lives as they want? How can we commission services in a more ethical and person-centred way? The Gwynedd social care…

'We all have human rights'

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022 takes place from 2 until 8 May, and the theme for this year is ‘We all have human rights’. Michael McEwan…

Care home research

An introduction for care home staff

A resource for care home staff to develop their understanding of what is involved in research in care homes.
A course that provides the tools and resources to help apply ethical principles to the planning and purchase of adult social care and support services. 
Evidence summary on the recommended approaches for developing alternative therapies to supporting young people with cancer and their families.

Foster carer recruitment

Research on better recruitment for a better fostering experience

Presents a model for organisations to use to recruit foster carers.
Discusses the trauma caused by human trafficking victimisation and the principles for effective support for survivors.

Joint investigative interviewing in Scotland

Provision of non-suggestive social support

Report on a trauma-informed model of interviewing to improve the child's experience.
A resource to support teams and organisations make positive change happen.
The evidence on how we can approach transitional outcomes for young people with additional support needs from a human rights perspective.
Evidence summary that provides an overview of new models of care at home and the evidence supporting their use.

Conducting research in care homes

Addressing practicalities and balancing perspectives

Presentation by Dr Sarah Swift at the University of Stirling about research on the impact of visiting restrictions on family members of care home residents during Covid-19.