SSRG Annual Workshop 2009 Meeting the PR Challenge in Social Care and Health Services




Chancellor’s Conference Centre, University of Manchester

20th – 22nd April 2009

The 2009 annual workshop will focus on research, policy, performance and practice issues relating to areas such as ‘person- centred care’, ‘outcomes’ and safeguarding, all of which are high on the government’s agenda.

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Speakers confirmed are:

Celia Atherton, Research in Practice
Peter Beresford, Brunel University
David Challis, PSSRU
Parvinder Chana, Telford Council
Andrew Cozens, IDeA
Terry Dafter, Stockport MBC
Sheila Fish, SCIE
Tim Ham, Bradford City Council
Jane Hughes, PSSRU University of Manchester
Maureen Hughes, Stockport Borough
Paul Kiff, Independent Researcher and Consultant
Ray Jones,
Maggie Kufeldt, Stockport Borough and Stockport Primary Care Trust
Robert Lake and/or colleagues from the NHS Information Centre
Joy MacKeith, Triangle Consulting
Simon Medcalf. Department of Health
Keith Moultrie, Institute of Public Care
Ann Netten, PSSRU University of Kent
Alan Rosenbach, CSCI
Rob Sinclair, DSCF
Mark Watson, OLM Pavillion

The Venue The Conference Centre is set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens, only 3 miles from Manchester city centre. All bedrooms are ensuite (all non-smoking) and furnished to a 3 star equivalent standard. Each of the bedrooms is equipped with a desk, direct dial telephone, LCD television, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Internet access is also available.

The fee for the 2009 Annual Workshop has been retained at the same level as last year’s event. The SSRG member’s rate was only £395* for the three-day residential, for:

  • en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation on Monday and Tuesday,
  • all meals including the annual dinner
  • attendance at plenary and a choice of workshop/small group sessions,
  • delegates information pack.

Daily rate for members is £110 per day.

(*This represents outstanding value when compared with some other events staged by government organisations, with fees often in excess of £400 per day!)

Attendance at this event can be used as evidence of continuing professional development and ‘certificates of attendance’ will be provided (on request) for your CPD portfolio

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

  • Media rules: How Politics and the Media Measure the Public Sector.
    Michael Blastland
  • The Threats And Possibilities For Person-Centred Support – the view from service users and practitioners
    Peter Beresford
  • Measuring outcome in Social Care
    Ann Netten and Juliette Malley. PSSRU Kent
  • Beyond Scapegoating: a multi-agency ‘systems’ model for Children’s Case Reviews
    Sheila Fish and Sue Bairstow – SCIE
  • Hospital discharge: commissioning research to shape local decision-making
    Jane Hughes et al PSSRU
  • C4EO Progress Maps: Tools to help improve outcomes for children, young people and families
    Jez McDonald SCIE and Marian Morris NfER
  • The ISA’s Contribution to Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
    Sir Roger Singleton, Chair ISA
  • Knowledge sharing through stories and storytelling in contemporary social care services
    Todor Proykov RiPfA
  • The value of involving young people in research: where do young people’s voices count
    Dr Darren Sharpe, Elizabeth Goldsbrough and Daniel Crawford, The National Youth Agency
  • The Thurrock Journey to Self – directed Support
    Jon Carter et al – Thurrock Council
  • Factors Contributing to Residential Care for Older People: Reducing the Risk of Early Admission
    Chris Benton and Louise Pittam Northamptonshire CC

The 2008 SSRG Annual Workshop is supported by

Care Knowledge