Using life story work in dementia care
Everybody has a life story. These are rich and varied and can be used to communicate who we are to the people around us. Researchers from the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York and their partners are currently researching life story work and will present their findings.
Visual impairment and deafblindness; a research and practice event
This event brings together a recent study from the University of York; "Vision rehabilitation services: what is the evidence?" and research and practice experience from Staffordshire University in the area of social work for people who are deafblind.
Neglected teenagers; research, policy and practice
We are delighted to welcome Professor Mike Stein back to MRC to present some of his most recent research in to adolescent neglect. Mike will be joined by Phil Raws and young people from The Children's Society.
Do crisis services have all the answers in crisis care?
This full day includes speakers Andy McNicoll, of Community Care, Christian Walsh, of The College of Social Work, The "Mental Health Cop", Inspector Michael Brown, workshops on street triage and open dialogue.
Best safeguarding practice in residential care and supported living services for adults with learning disabilities
This seminar will report some of the findings from a research study which examined the extent to which support staff in residential care and supported living services share a consistent understanding of what constitutes poor or abusive practice when working with adults with learning disabilities.
The findings suggest a need for clearer guidance for frontline staff regarding abuse and poor practice, in order to improve the quality of their practice and to ensure that when abuse occurs it is reported to the appropriate authorities.
Thriving and surviving in social work
A full day of continuous professional development that will appeal to newly qualified and more experienced social workers and those working in social care.
The latest research and practice, with topics covering childrens and adult's social care.
Roma; employment and routes to inclusion in the UK
This Seminar will bring together key findings from some of the latest comparative empirical research in the field of Roma inclusion, with a specific focus on employment. It will provide a greater understanding of experiences of Roma, focusing specifically on their perceptions of the key barriers to accessing employment. Furthermore, it will explore how ‘Roma and employment’ are sometimes framed in debates by non Roma, and the impact this can have on the initiatives that are developed. The Seminar hopes to provide a forum for discussing potential ways forward for the inclusion of Roma in the labour market, but also Roma inclusion more broadly.
Does palliative care need its own advanced care plan?
A full day event aimed at those working in end of life and palliative care.
This event is designed to appeal to those working in children's and adults health and social care settings.
Speakers and workshops on a range of topics including the prevalance of life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in young adults, respite care, personalisation, the dementia palliative and end of life care integrated pathway, and up-skilling multi-disciplinary adult specialist palliative care teams caring for young adults.
Troubled families; research, policy and practice
In 2011 the government’s flagship ‘Troubled Families Programme’ (TFP) was launched. The TFP has been placed high on the political agenda for action with the intention that by 2015, 120,000 troubled families will have been ‘turned around'. (DCLG, 2013)
Aniela Wenham of the University of York and Steve Crossley of Durham University present their research findings.