SSRG Previous Events – 2007

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Learning Disability Research Initiative Dissemination Event

26th-27th November, Sheffield

The Department of Health is holding a major FREE dissemination event on the findings from the Learning Disability Research Initiative (see www.bild.org.uk/05policyandresearch_dohinit.htm for more details) in Sheffield next month.

This event is open to all those with an interest in the LD field. As well as hearing the findings of completed research, it will be an opportunity to influence the development of the future research agenda’.


The National Performance Framework: Implications for the Assessment of Children’s Services

Thursday 8th November 2007
The Banqueting Suite, the Council House, Birmingham

The Local Government White Paper, published in October 2006, set out a new performance framework for local government. The backbone of the new framework is around 200 indicators that will cover all government priorities for local delivery.

The new performance system will be in place for the next round of Local Area Agreements (LAAs) in 2008

The aim of this event is to look at the detail of the Every Child Outcomes Framework for children in the context of the  ‘big picture’ – how it relates to the national framework – and then go on to consider issues relating to arrangements for performance management locally, and inspection under the new CAA proposals.

Chair:  David Hawker ADCS
Additional Speaker : Richard Grice, Head of Strategy and Policy, Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)

Programme


The Local Government Performance Framework: Implications for the Assessment of Adult Social Care

Friday 9th November 2007
The Banqueting Suite, the Council House, Birmingham

The Local Government White Paper, published in October 2006, set out a new performance framework for local government. The backbone of the new framework is around 200 indicators that will cover all government priorities for local delivery.

The new performance system will be in place for the next round of Local Area Agreements (LAAs) in 2008

The aim of this event is to look at the detail of the Health and Social Care Outcomes and Accountability Framework for adults in the context of the  ‘big picture’ – how it relates to the national framework – and then go on to consider issues relating to arrangements for performance management locally, and inspection under the new CAA proposals.

Chair:  Veronica Jackson ADASS
Additional Speaker
SSRG is pleased to confirm an additional speaker for this event:-
Caroline Watts, Associate Director – Health, Audit Commission

Programme


SSRG

Scotland event: “Improving Outcomes: The Results – Based Accountability Approach”

This event took place on Monday 8th October 2007 at the CoSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh

This event will:

  • Look at the context in which the outcomeagenda is developing in Scotland, for example a new National Performance Framework
  • Examine existing practice as identified bykey agencies such as SWIA and the Care Commission
  • Help participants to use an outcome focussedapproach to improving their services and ultimately the lives of service users.
  • Define some of the challenges and opportunitiesahead

There will also be an interactive session that will illustrate the concept of ‘turning the curve’ which participants can replicate in their local areas.

Presentations

  • The ContextDeveloping Outcome-Focussed Performance Frameworks in Scotland  Mark McAteer, Improvement Service Download presentation (Powerpoint 114kb)
  • Messages from Inspections (i) Gill Ottley, SWIA Download presentation (Powerpoint 198kb)
  • Messages from Inspections (ii) Liz Norton, Care Commission Download presentation (Powerpoint 811kb)
  • Introduction to Results-Based Accountability (RBA), Jackie Tiotto, DCSF Download presentation (Powerpoint 633kb)
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Conference 2007: A Newcomer’s View, George Binnett Download article (PDF 14kb)

Doing my Best Conference

The REU’s fifth annual Strenghtening Families Strengthening Communities conference is taking place at the Institute of Education on Tuesday July 10th. There are still a small number of free and subsidised places available for parents and voluntary organisations, so book now to take advantage!

The day will include SFSC training tips, stories from parents and children who have been affected by the programme, and an award ceremony hosted by Angie Le Mar. For further information check out the Race Equality Foundation website here, or call on 0207 619 6220.

Preventing Elder

Abuse: What do we really know? International comparisons and the UK prevalence study FREE lecture on research about elder abuse: a chance to hear Karl Pillemer, the internationally recognised expert on elder abuse, talk about the prevention of abuse in the context of the UK national study of the extent of elder abuse in the community. The research, for which he was the expert adviser, will be launched the day before by the funders, Comic Relief and the Department of Health. This will be held in London, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15th June, 2007.  Download the file for more details.


Seminar:

Childcare Sufficiency Assessments: Scoping Community Needs – Who, What and Where Children’s services research group (incorporating LEARG)
Date: Wednesday, 6th June 2007
Venue: London Diocesan Board for Schools, London
SW1P 4AU

Web: www.csrg.org.uk

Social work counts!

An advanced research methods workshop for Social Work academics

SWoRD

Social Work Researcher Development

Interested in research methods? This FREE event (£10 charge for lunch) is a chance to hear about some useful methodological issues in social work and social care research.

QUALITI ESRC Regional Training Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

 Venue: The Council Chamber, The Glamorgan Building

Electronic booking via SWAP website www.swap.ac.uk (look up under events)

Workshops:
John Carpenter (Bristol): Plenary: Social Work Counts
David Shemmings (Middlesex): Workshop: Using Q-methodology in social work research
Eldin Fahmy (Policy Studies, Bristol: Workshop: Using large scale data sources’


SUMEHR Support Unit for Minority Ethnic Health Research

Tower Hamlets Community Research Network

12:30-2pm Tuesdays at the Women’s Library, Old Castle St, E1 7NT ( Nearest tube: Aldgate East)

The Community Research Network aims to provide a forum for health researchers, practitioners, and community researchers to meet, present on, get support for, and discuss new research initiatives in a relaxed and informal environment. Meetings are aimed at creating a network of researchers interested in research and action on health issues in East London . Mohamud Ahmed will be presenting at our first meeting. John Eversley (London Metropolitan University), will give some background and outline the aims of the Network. Meetings will take place monthly:

8th May
Substance misuse in the Somali community, Mohamud Ahmed
5th June –

Asthma and School attainment among Bangladeshi school children, Prof. Chris Griffiths
3rd July

Child and Adolescent Health in East End Children, Prof. Stephen Stansfeld

Meetings are open to the public, free of charge and all are welcome. If you would like to attend we ask that you register (by emailing enrico.panizzo@thpct.nhs.uk ) so that we have an idea of numbers.

Showcasing Social Care Research

Friday 22nd June 2007
The British Library,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, 09:30 – 16:00

‘Showcasing social care research: 22 June, British Library London A FREE event presenting latest research outputs from the Department of Health funded units. Short, punchy presentations, about a wide range of topics. Also at the event the official launch of the National Research Register for Social Care, hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), a major new resource for the dissemination of social care research’.

Dowload programme (PDF 45kb)

There is no charge for this event, but places are limited and will be filled on a first come basis.

To register, please send details of name and organisation to: farheen.shafiq@nihr-ccf.org.uk, or telephone Farheen on 0208 943 8984


Health and Housing in the 19th and 20th and 21st Century

Tuesday 20th March 2007 The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street, London E1, 17:30 – 20:00

SUMEHR together with John Eversley is pleased to invite you to the second in a series of seminars exploring contemporary issues in researching  Black and Minority Ethnic Health in historical perspective. Each seminar aims to attract a specialist audience familiar with the specific issue to be discussed either historically or today and a more general audience interested in contemporary research and action on the health of Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Please feel free to distribute these details as widely as possible. The seminars are free and open to all. It is fine to turn up on the day, but if possible please register by emailing enrico.panizzo@thpct.nhs.uk

Programme:

17:00 Tea & Coffee

17:30 Jerry White will give a historical perspective. Jerry White is a social historian and author of several books on London history, including London in the Nineteenth Century: A Human Awful Wonder and London in the Twentieth Century: A City and its People, winner of the Wolfson History Prize for 2001, and Rothschild Buildings. He is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and one of the three Local Government Ombudsmen for England .

18:20 Peter Ambrose will address contemporary issues. Peter Ambrose is a Visiting Professor in Housing Studies in the Health and Social Policy Research Centre (HSPRC), University of Brighton . His research centres on the effects of poor housing and poverty on health.  He has worked closely with a number of residents and community groups in London , notably on the Central Stepney SRB Programme to assess the ‘health gain’ associated with the improvement of the Limehouse fields estate and part of the Ocean estate.

18:45 Discussion (end at 20:00)

Contact:

Enrico.Panizzo@thpct.nhs.uk


Making life better: improving the knowledge and practice in health provision to black and minority ethnic communities’ conference

21st March 2007

Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street , Russell Square , London WC1H 0XG . 9.30am – 4.00pm

The Race Equality Foundation is holding a conference that will provide an opportunity to explore evidence on the health needs and experiences of black and minority ethnic communities as well as how to improve policy and practice. The event will:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the extentand content of evidence on health inequalities;
  • Explore examples of what can work to improvehealth provision for black and minority ethnic  communities;
  • Share knowledge on how to bring about changein the provision of health for these communities;
  • Provide a forum for networking and action planningamongst front line staff, managers and their organisations.

Keynote speaker: Gurch Randhawa, Professor of Diversity in Public Health, and Director, Institute for Health ResearchUniversity of Bedfordshire. The delegate fee is £50. To book a place, please download the booking form from our websiteClick here to download the Presentation(MSPowerPoint14kB)