SSRG Scotland event Preventive Services across Social Care and Health: Policy, Practice, People and Possibilities* Monday 28th October CoSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh
The aim of the day is to engage key policy makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders in a workshop to consider why prevention matters and to answer the essential and complex questions about how to make it work.
Colin Slasberg – The impact of eligibility criteria on prevention
Caroline Glendinning – Home care re-ablement services: Researching effectiveness in prevention
Carol Tannahill – The science of creating wellness –
Susan Deacon – Turning Rhetoric and Research into Reality
Joyce Armstrong, Betty Milton and Glenda Watt– Positive contributing lives as valued citizenst
SSRG Event: Telecare: does it really help people with dementia and if so, how best can it be used? 17 April 2013, Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled
SSRG Annual Workshop: Fair welfare services or farewell to services? An assessment of the funding, fitness and future of social care and related services. 11 March 2013, Coventry TechnoCentre.
This conference aimed to bring together leading thinkers from academia and local authority settings to discuss both causes and remedies, including:
- the causes and consequences of the austerity programme and its impact on social care services
- what can be done to protect users of social care services, unpaid carers and services from the consequences of austerity,
- share areas of existing good practice
Speakers and PowerPoint presentations
- Jon_Glasby Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of Health: Services Management Centre (HSMC), University of Birmingham – ‘The end of local government as we know it? Where do we go from here
- Martin_Knapp Director of the School for Social Care Research and the PSSRU at LSE – Using economics evidence for policy and practice
- John_Dix, Consultant: ‘The graph of doom: the danger of long term predictions‘:
- Jill Manthorpe, Director-Social Care Workforce Research Unit, Kings College London and Nicky Stanley, Professor of Social Work, University of Central Lancaster – The Turn Towards privatisation of Services for Looked After Children: Findings from the National Evaluation of Social Work Practicesr:
- Alan Rosenbach, Special Policy Lead to the Chief Executive at CQC – No PowerPoint
- Karen Marcroft (Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands and Adam King (Ofsted): The Three Blind Mice of Manchester: Aka: Self awareness, inspection and improvement in Children’s services
- Roger Bullen, Essex County Council: Doing Things Differently in Essex: The “Why’s and How’s” of Social Impact Bonds
- Parvaneh_Rabie, Social POlicy Research Unit. York University: LA‐managed Personal Budgets: Choice and Flexibility of Home Care for Older People?
- Nick_Axford, The Social Research Unit, Dartington Hall Trust: First Principles: we ahve the ability to do harm – Good intentions are not enough
- Simon Fanshawe (no PowerPoint) – gave a summary and overview
This event was supported by: NIHR School of Social Care Research (SCCR)
SSRG Scotland event: Improving outcomes through integrating social care and health? 25 Feb 2013, CoSLA Conference Centre, Haymarket, Edinburgh.
Speakers from the Scottish Government provided feedback on the recent consultation and discuss the ‘direction of travel’. Some of the areas considered included:
- What is the evidence on integration, what is working, where and why?
- Compare and contrast the different approaches to integration
- What needs to be evaluated in relation to integration?
- Do the plans for integration have outcomes, indicators and aims attached?
- What is integration expecting to achieve and how do we measure success?
Updated 04/11/2013 – Martin Stevens