Results: 20

For: evidence based social care

COVID-19: Casting forward the shadow

For various reasons, including cultural and socioeconomic factors, parents of children with intellectual disability have been shown to be at a greater risk of developing psychological disorders. In this study, Baker et al. investigate the well-being of caregivers in that context.

While turning on the TV or radio to hear about other countries’ COVID-19 experiences is likely to be more of a home rather than work activity, there is also some value in thinking about this professionally. Fortunately, some people have done lots of the heavy lifting for us, by working collaboratively to share their thinking. [read the full story…]

Enhancing primary care support for informal carers

An informal carer refers to someone who, “provides unpaid help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help” (Beesley, 2006). Comparatively, people who choose to be carers have a higher quality of life than those who provide care as it is expected of them. Though health [read the full story…]

Managing demand for social care among adults with intellectual disabilities

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It is clear that adult social care in the United Kingdom (UK), as in many other countries, faces serious challenges, most simply summarised as rising demand from demographic changes and greater pressure on available resources. The interventions to address this will need to be at all levels (national policy and legislation, managing local systems and in individual [read the full story…]

Voices of people living with dementia and their carers on the closure of support services during COVID-19

Voices of people with dementia and their carers on the closure of support services during COVID-19

Caroline Green discusses a qualitative study which considers the effects of COVID-19 on social support services for people with dementia.

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Social work and acquired brain injury: could this be the start of something new?

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Mark Holloway considers a scoping review of the social work‐generated evidence base on people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) of working age.

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Social care research and mental health: what lessons can be shared on #WorldMentalHealthDay2018?

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Mike Clark considers what the fields of social care research and mental heatlh have to share and learn from one-another on #WorldMentalHealthDay.

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Elves under the microscope: does elf promotion increase research uptake by health professionals?

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Sarah Knowles reports on a survey and brief intervention study of the National Elf Service across the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which sheds some light on how best to increase research uptake in mental health professionals.

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Social work students and evidence-based practice

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Mike Clark investigates a US study into social work student use of research for evidence-based practice and wonders if the findings would apply to the UK.

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