Mental health and suicide risk in LGBTQ students: What are the associated factors?

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Sarah Carr writes an important blog for #PrideMonth that looks at general and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ students.

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Jobs for the girls? Intergenerational care and gender inequality in Europe

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Martin Stevens discusses research on gender inequality and intergenerational patterns of care in Europe and reveals possible potential implications for current social care reform.

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Disabled people’s experiences of violent and hate crime

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Hannah Morgan examines a secondary analysis of the UK Life Opportunities Survey which explores disabled people’s experiences of violent and hate crime.

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Easter/Spring special: can pets help with long term conditions?

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For an Easter/Spring special, Sarah Carr looks at research into how pets can help people with long term conditions but how researchers may miss this in interviews.

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What factors determine the need for social care in older age?

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Martin Stevens interrogates an analysis of a longitudinal study dataset to discover what it says about determinants of social care and support use in older age.

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Trends in older people’s perceptions of necessities and deprivation

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Jill Manthorpe provides an in-depth commentary on a study looking at trends in older people’s perceptions of poverty, necessity and deprivation, drawing out implications for social care practice and the Care Act 2014.

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Is self-directed support delivering personal budgets?

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In his very first blog for the Social Care Elf, Martin Stevens of King’s College London and chair of the Social Services Research Group, takes a critical look at some of the research and debate around self-directed support and personal budgets in adult social care.

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What does ‘adult protection’ mean to social workers?

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In her first Social Care Elf blog, Jo Moriarty, Research Fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, examines a study looking into the meanings attached to adult protection by social work practitioners.

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