SSRG/SEARIG Annual Conference 2005: Practitioner Research? Messages from the Frontline – 18 February 2005

West Sussex County Hall, Chichester

The promotion of Evidence Informed Practice and decision-making continues to pervade the work that we do. This Conference will explore why it should be happening, resources available to people, how organisations can support the development and provide practical workshops about work that people have carried out.


09.30-10.00 – Registration and coffee

10.00-10.05 – Introduction to the day

10.05-10.40 – Professor Chris Gaine, University College Chichester ? Why research is useful for practice

10.45-11.20 – Diane Gwynne-Smith, SCIE – the dissemination of research and the launch of the new Electronic Library for Social Care (eLSC)

11.25-12.0 – Celia Atherton, Director, Research in Practice (RiP) ? launch of the new practice handbook on evidence-informed team working

12.00-13.15 – Lunch and networking

13.15-13.55 – Teresa Morrison, Dorset County Council ? Barriers and incentives to developing a learning culture within a social and health care setting

14.00-14.45 – First workshop session

14.45-15.15 – Tea

15.15-16.0 – Second workshop session and close.

The workshop sessions will cover a wide range of issues from Family Support and Placements to Community Involvement in Research and Learning Difficulty Services. People will be able to attend two workshops as they will be repeated in the second session.

The cost of the day is £75 for members of SSRG and £95 for non-members

For more details contact Chris Rainey on 01243 752018 or email

Return completed booking forms to Jackie Watson by fax: 01603 261951 (office hours only) or by post to Wolvercott, The Street, Swannington, Norfolk, NR9 5NW

* West Sussex internal staff should contact Chris Rainey as there are a number of reserved places.