Getting it right when it's complex: good social care for people with severe and complex needs

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 9.30AM to 13:30

Speaker(s): Caroline Glendinning, SSCR and SPRU, University of York Kate Gridley and Jenni Brooks, SPRU, University of York

This conference is open to staff from local authorities, health services and voluntary organisations. It will be of interest and relevance to those managing or working in policy development, research governance, training and workforce development, commissioning roles and frontline service provision. This is an opportunity for a range of professionals involved in the delivery of adult social care to come together and engage in discussion about research findings and good practice in their field.

The population of adult social care service users is changing. Medical advances and an aging population mean there are now more people requiring support to meet a range of severe and complex needs.

  • What do people with complex needs want from social care?
  • What is the evidence?
  • What are the key features of good support?

This conference presents evidence on approaches to meeting complex social care needs, from the perspectives of service users themselves and the people who support them. 

You will hear from the researchers who undertook the study, and from two services illustrating how some of the key features of good support  can be achieved in practice.   

You will also hear from Professor Caroline Glendinning about the School for Social Care Research (SSCR) - a partnership between six leading academic centres of social care research in England, including the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York.  SSCR’s mission is to develop the evidence base for adult social care practice by commissioning, conducting and disseminating world-class research. 

Location: University of York

Admission: FREE to subscribing agencies - see flyer for details. Otherwise £75

Email: jp42@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 421218

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