Jo Moriarty’s blog looks at parents and volunteers’ experiences of Home-Start, a family support programme, via the theoretical framework of liminality.[read the full story...]
The impact of co-ordinated community-based care for older people
Clarissa Giebel examines a US study on a community-based support for older people and finds that ‘the little things’ can mean a lot, particularly for prevention and quality of life.[read the full story...]
Holes in the patchwork: diminishing support for older people from BAME communities?
Robin Miller assesses a paper on what has been happening to the provision of social care services to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) older people and raises concerns about equality.[read the full story...]
Is small really beautiful for delivering social care and support?
Jenny Fisher discusses a study on social care provision by micro-enterprises and discovers that small may well be beautiful for delivering care and support.[read the full story...]
Organisational co-production and social prescribing for dementia
Mike Clark considers some of the challenges of organisational co-production revealed by a study on social prescribing for people living with dementia.[read the full story...]
Micro providers at the margins: filling gaps, building bridges
Jo Moriatry considers a literature review on how people who have been marginalised in mainstream services are creating and finding support from micro providers and community organisations.[read the full story...]
Community development, networking and neighbourhood change
Jenny Fisher takes on an Australian study about community development and how umbrella bodies work for networking between organisations and neighbourhoods. She considers the implications of the findings for the UK refers to some other helpful research on the topic.[read the full story...]
Faith, charity and public sector delivery: a match made in heaven?
Robin Miller examines a US research study on faith based organisations delivering social care services and considers what the findings might mean for the UK context.[read the full story...]
Older people’s volunteering and ‘place’
For his first blog, Robin Miller, Senior Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham examines a Canadian study on place and older people’s volunteering and considers the implications for third sector policy.[read the full story...]