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Research, Innovation and Best Practice Webinar

 

Our webinar will include presentations from the Retention and Sustainability of Social Care Workforce (RESSCW) project on what drives staff retention in Adult Social Care, how does Adult Social Care compare to other low wage sectors, the employment and retention of personal assistants, and best practice to reduce turnover:

 

  •  Workforce retention in social care and other low-wage labour markets by John Forth (Bayes Business School, City University)

 

  • Determinants of staff turnover in Adult Social Care: an analysis from both worker and employer level perspective by Florin Vadean (PSSRU, University of Kent)

 

  • Sick leave and retention of Personal Assistants by Stephen Allan (PSSRU, University of Kent)

 

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Time: 12.30 – 13:00 (BST)

To book a place for the webinar please click here 

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Collins by clicking here

“This cross NIHR ARC event brings together practitioners from health and social care and all those interested in learning from the pandemic to support older people and staff living and working in care homes.

The webinar starts with a presentation of a completed study looking at visiting in care homes and how these findings can inform future practice. It then showcases three studies. One recently completed that compared the evidence on what needs to be in place for effective online consultations with the experience of health and social care staff during the pandemic, one with emerging findings and one, just starting.

The final session is a discussion between participants and speakers to share learning, support cross organisation working and enable researchers and practitioners to discuss what works for residents and staff.”

Research projects being discussed are:

  • Care home visits during the pandemic: The impact of testing and vaccination and the effects on all involved – Clarissa Giebel, University of Liverpool. NIHR ARC North West Coast
  • Videoconferencing and online technology for communication between care homes and health and social care practitioners – Krystal Warmoth, University of Hertfordshire. NIHR ARC East of England 
  • Identifying approaches, barriers and facilitators to visiting in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic – Claire Surr, Leeds Beckett University. NIHR ARC Yorkshire and Humber
  • Visit-id: a study of care home visiting arrangements during Covid-19 – Josie Dixon- London School of Economics and Political Science. NIHR ARC North Thames

To register click on Eventbrite

The workshop aims to:
  • Raise awareness of the support and funding available for social care research through the NIHR
  • Share learning from successful collaborations and partnerships
  • Offer an opportunity to network with people with shared interests, with a view to collaborating and building capacity in London and the South East.

Who should attend

  • Researchers with an interest in social care or the interface between health and social care
  • Social care practitioners
  • Health professionals working in social care settings or with social care users
  • Social care users and their informal carers
  • Commissioners and providers of care.
You can find more information and booking details at our Eventbrite listing.  Although the event is targeted at London and the South East, people are free to attend from anywhere in England.

Are you interested in social care research?

Are you someone who uses, works in, or commissions social care?

Do you have a good idea for a research project but don’t know where to begin?

If so, then this free online event is for you.

Run by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London and RDS South-East (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) with support from the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Kent, Surrey and SussexARC South London and ARC North Thames, the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) North-West London and CRN Kent, Surrey and SussexNIHR School for Social Care (SSCR) and Make Research Count, this event will:

·         Raise awareness of the support and funding available for social care research through the NIHR

·         Share learning from successful collaborations and partnerships

·         Offer an opportunity to network with people with shared interests, with a view to collaborating and building capacity in our regions

Who should attend

·         Researchers with an interest in social care or the interface between health and social care

·         Social care practitioners

·         Health professionals working in social care settings or with social care users

·         Social care users and their informal carers

·         Commissioners and providers of care”

 

To register please click here

This event will provide the latest insights from research, implementation and evaluation within the adult social care sector, and provide an opportunity to engage directly with leading researchers and get access to relevant resources hosted by ARC KSS. The webinar will be led by Professor Julien Forder, ARC KSS Social Care Theme Lead and Professor of the Economics of Social Policy at the University of Kent. We invite all those from social care practice, commissioning, research and with lived experience to join this webinar.

Agenda

1:00-1:30 ‘Evaluation in Adult Social Care’ , Professor Julien Forder

1:30-2:00 ‘Innovations of evaluation in social care practice’, Georgina Walton, Senior Project Manager, Innovation Delivery Team, Adult Social Care & Health, Kent County Council

Both talks will be followed by Q&A sessions

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (1 hour)

To book a place for the webinar please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154823371873

“On the 19th of May Edinburgh Napier University want to take the time to celebrate the care home sector and have the pleasure of hosting this year’s Care Home Conference.

 We would love it if you could join us for few jam-packed hours. Including fantastic speakers, conversations, and insights from care home colleagues. As well as skills sessions and workshops, polls, and the premiere of our short film.

This annual conference offers care home staff and colleagues the space to celebrate each other, hear and learn from each other’s experiences and take time to reflect.”

The event takes place on Wednesday 19th May,  10am – 3pm

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Tickets are £25 each and you can register here

For details of the event see the full programme here 

Ageing and Health: Lessons from COVID 19 

Fri, 21 May 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 BST

“The older population has been particularly badly affected by the pandemic. Older adults are at a considerably higher risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19 and of dying from the disease. Several countries have reported that 50% or more of their COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in care and nursing homes, raising questions about how long-term care facilities could have better protected their residents. Many older people also face specific challenges related to the societal response to the pandemic. Lockdowns and social distancing requirements may make it more difficult for older people to get the care that they need. Older people living on their own may be at particularly high risk of social isolation and loneliness and the associated detrimental effects on physical and mental health due to lockdown policies. People living with dementia likely face a higher risk of contracting the disease as well as suffering from social distancing and visitors’ bans, as their cognitive impairments may prevent them from understanding and following infection control guidelines or to understand why they are not seeing their loved ones.

This session is dedicated to examining the different ways in which older people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the appropriate legal and political avenues for addressing the issues faced by older people.”

For more details please click here