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…

Relationship-based practice in a digital world

Event recording & flash report

This event, held in May 2021, explored what we have learned over the past year about creating and maintaining relationships through the use of technology. It provided the Scottish policy context;…

A Shared Experience: showcase and findings

Video of the resource launch

In May 2021, we launched 'A Shared Experience', an online resource which brings together the learning from a collection of stories gathered by the Personal Outcomes Network (PON) throughout 2020.…
Explores the evidence on how short break funding impacts carer's wellbeing.
Research that explores how dyslexia is understood and supported in practice.

'Learning to hold a paradox'

An investigation into how ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief affects children in care

Research that seeks to understand the experience and needs of children in care through the lens of ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief.
Evidence summary providing an overview of evidence relating to how care experience affects education and employment.

Gypsy/Traveller intersectionality

Strengthening the role of social work

A resource that platforms the voices of Gypsy/Traveller communities on notions of identity and provides practical steps to strengthen social work practice.
We're pleased to announce our annual review of the year for 2020/21. The review summarises our work over a uniquely challenging period, and showcases the difference that we've made to social…

A shared experience

Outcomes for people through the COVID-19 pandemic

A collection of stories that help make sense of what the COVID-19 crisis has meant for outcomes for people. It includes learning to inform practice, policy and recovery.
A summary of the evidence from policy and scrutiny activity, and recommendations for the future direction of SDS policy and practice.