Working with adults and carers

We produce a range of learning resources and events to support people working with adults and carers.

Our work

We develop a range of evidence-informed multimedia learning resources designed for people working with adults, families and carers; tailored to individual and organisational learning and development needs.

Our annual Delivery Programme is developed in consultation with the national adults Partnership network in order to ensure our work reflects the needs and priorities of the sector. In 2019-20 our work included new publications, events and online resources covering key topics including:

We also produced a number of responsive resources to address emerging priorities across the Partner network throughout the year. They focus on building skills and knowledge around trauma informed practice, recording strength-based work, working with people who have experienced prison, and practice guidance for Ordinary Residence and NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Learning resources 

As part of membership to Research in Practice, Partners have access to a range of learning opportunities and receive regular updates on the latest news and information, including case law, research evidence and policy.

Each year our national programme of learning events support professional networking and development, to meet individual and organisational challenges and needs. Our webinars feature expert speakers presenting evidence on pertinent social care topics, and networking events enable the sharing of ideas across geographical boundaries. In 2019 we made our policy update a singular publication to reflect the growing trend towards joined-up working across Children’s and Adults Services.

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Topics to support practice

A key feature of our new site is the ability to view connected learning resources and events by topic. This means learning can now be structured around key areas of work, such as resiliencesupervisionstrengths-based working and more.

Each topic area includes learning resources, publications, workshops and more to support practice. Browse all topics.

Every year we consult with our Partner network to decide on several key topics. This shapes our work to ensure we meet the needs and priorities of our network. In 2019-20 we focused on several key topics.

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Leadership

Leaders of effective organisations shape and support evidence-informed practice. The leadership and management resources will support social care leaders and supervisors to support colleagues across the system to build their leadership skills.

Safeguarding

In order to identify risks, build strengths and prevent harm, practitioners working with adults and families need to be equipped with knowledge and skills to work effectively in multi-agency safeguarding partnerships.

Exploitation

Exploitation refers to where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a person in exchange for something. It can take many forms including sexual, financial and criminal exploitation.

Housing and homelessness

Where people live is fundamental to their wellbeing. The gap in housing supply within the UK is well publicised. Evidence also indicates that there are greater numbers of homeless people accessing adult social care. Social care, housing and homelessness is therefore becoming a key concern for adult social care.

Responsive resources

These individual resources responded to emerging priorities across the Partner Network throughout the year, they focus on building skills and knowledge around trauma informed practice, recording strength-based work, working with people who have experienced prison, and practice guidance for Ordinary Residence and NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Supporting children, young people and families, and the social care sector

Alongside our work to support adults and carers we have developed a range of evidence-informed learning resources designed for people working with children, young people and families.  

We've also worked collaboratively with individual organisations as well as local national partnerships to support the wider social care sector.

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Supporting the sector

We have worked collaboratively with individual organisations, as well as local and national partnerships.
Supporting the sector
Adolescent Safeguarding – Online Seminar

Children & families

Each year we focus on several key themes and develop resources to support professionals working with children, young people and families.
Our work – Children & families