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“ASCOT 10th Anniversary Webinar Series

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measures the impact of social care (long-term care) on the quality of life of people using services and their informal carers. Although in development for much longer, it is now a decade since the launch of the preference-weighted measure in 2012. Since then, ASCOT has been used around the world in research, evaluation, policy and practice. It has been translated into Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Japanese and most recently, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Chinese. It continues to develop, informed by international learning and use in policy and practice. ASCOT now includes tools for measuring the impact of services on informal carers and its suite of tools include Easy Read questionnaires for people with intellectual disabilities and autism and a mixed-methods approach for use in care homes.

This webinar series celebrates a decade of outcome measurement in adult social care, bringing together an international network of researchers and experts in long-term care to present their findings and consider future research priorities.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Practitioners and clinicians working in long-term care
  • Care providers and commissioners
  • Care regulators
  • Sector and provider representatives

 

Webinar One: Evaluating Social Care Interventions

Date: 12 October 2022   12:30 -13:30

Focuses on the application of ASCOT in evaluating social care interventions/services in England.

Chair: TBC

Speakers:

Dr Phillip Whitehead, Newcastle University and Dr Katharine Orellana, HSCRU, Kings College London.

  • The use of ASCOT in the Bathing Adaptations in the Homes of Older Adults study (BATH-OUT-1 & 2) – Dr Phillip Whitehead, Newcastle University.
  • Using ASCOT-INT4 to investigate the impact of day centres for older peopleDr Katharine Orellana, HSCRU, Kings College London.

If you would like to find out more about ASCOT please visit our ASCOT website.”

To register click here

“Research in social care is very important as it can inform social work practice and improve outcomes for people. The Kent Research Partnership is one of six capacity building, social care partnerships funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery (HS&DR) programme in England. Our four-year programme of work will develop sustainable Kent-based partnerships to support the delivery of high quality social care research on the topics that matter most in our region.

Kent County Council Adult Social Care, the University of Kent and partners are leading a project that aims to help build capacity and develop a positive culture of research.

Communities of Practice are a key aspect of this work as they enable people from all backgrounds to come together to discuss their shared area of interest, learn from each other and existing research, and develop tangible research projects about the topic which will have a real impact on practice.

Objectives of the Meeting:

This is the first meeting of our co-produced Community of Practice: “Enhancing, diversifying and sustaining social care workforce”. At this meeting, you will:

  • Build relationships with members of this Community, including people supported by adult social care, carers, and the health and social care workforce.
  • Build on discussions from the first meeting and hear from guest speakers about research related to social care recruitment and retention in Kent. This meeting’s topics include: issues care providers face, funding and the fair price for care, how the workforce influences quality of social care, and what affects recruitment and retention.
  • Learn more about how to get access to research-related activities, training, online resources and admin support available for you to be fully engaged in the Community.

Our Invited Speakers are:

Collette Thornton – Business Development Manager, Cartref Homes

Steve Allan – Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent

The speakers will talk about issues care providers face, how workforce influences social care quality, and recruitment & retention.

Who should attend:

  • Social care practitioners and managers
  • People who use social care
  • Family/friends who are carers for someone
  • Commissioners and providers of care
  • Researchers with an interest in social care

Date: 14 July, 12:30-14:00

IT and participation support:

If you would like some further help with using the virtual video meeting platform (Zoom) and the online collaboration platform (GlassCubes) please refer to the Community of Practice handbook or contact us and we would be happy to support you.

If there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend and participate, do not hesitate to let us know.

If you would like to get in touch or find out more, please contact us: KentResearchPartnership@kent.ac.”

Click here to register

“Research in social care is very important as it can inform social work practice and improve outcomes for people. The Kent Research Partnership is one of six capacity building, social care partnerships funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery (HS&DR) programme in England. Our four-year programme of work will develop sustainable Kent-based partnerships to support the delivery of high quality social care research on the topics that matter most in our region.

Kent County Council Adult Social Care, the University of Kent and partners are leading a project that aims to help build capacity and develop a positive culture of research.

Communities of Practice are a key aspect of this work as they enable people from all backgrounds to come together to discuss their shared area of interest, learn from each other and existing research, and develop tangible research projects about the topic which will have a real impact on practice.”

Objectives of the Meeting:

This is the second meeting of our co-produced Community of Practice: “Supporting people with complex needs throughout the lifespan”. At this meeting, you will:

  • Build relationships with members of this Community, including people supported by adult social care, carers, and the health and social care workforce.
  • Build on discussions from the first meeting and hear from guest speakers about research and practice improvement related to personalisation and direct payments.
  • Learn more about how to get access to research-related activities, training, online resources and admin support available for you to be fully engaged in the Community.

Date: Wed 27 July,  12:30-2pm 

Who should attend:

  • Social care practitioners and managers
  • People who use social care
  • Family/friends who are carers for someone
  • Commissioners and providers of care
  • Researchers with an interest in social care

IT and participation support:

If you would like some further help with using the virtual video meeting platform (Zoom) and the online collaboration platform (GlassCubes) please refer to the Community of Practice handbook or contact us and we would be happy to support you.

If there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend and participate, do not hesitate to let us know.

If you would like to get in touch or find out more, please contact us: KentResearchPartnership@kent.ac.uk”

To register for this event click here 

About this event

“The webinar will be delivered jointly by RDS South East and the RfPB/RfSC Programme Office, on behalf of National RDS. This information session is open nationally to social care researchers, practitioners, users and carers to introduce the latest call from the NIHR’s Research for Social Care programme (RfSC).

Speakers include the RfSC Programme Team, RfSC committee deputy chair, a previously-successful candidate, and a public involvement expert. The remit of RfSC, the requirements of RfSC calls and application process will be covered.

This online event is free, but please register to attend. Zoom details will be shared with attendees before the event.

Provisional list of speakers and draft Schedule (Details TBC)

* Overview – Sylvia Mckelvie & Rifat Mahbub

* Observations from the RfSC Committee – Chris Hatton

*Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) – Phoebe Wallace

* An example of a successful application – ‘parents and their communities’ –  Jennifer Threlfall

* Service user, carer and practitioner involvement in social care research – Amanda Bates

* How can the RDS support – Jörg Huber

*  Q&A”

Date and time: Tue, 28 June 2022 – 11:00 – 12:30 BST

Links:

For programme details click here

For dates click here

“About this event

The main aims of the project were to:

  • identify the particular characteristics of adult social care staff compared with workers in other low-wage service sectors;
  • examine what drives the retention of staff employed in care homes and domiciliary care as well as care workers employed directly by persons using social care services (or so-called Personal Assistants);
  • identify what drives some staff to leave the social care sector, as compared to switching jobs to other social care employers; and
  • assess what impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on social care workforce wellbeing and retention.

By examining the literature, existing data sources and collecting new information from social care workers and providers (e.g. surveys), the project findings fill an important evidence gap around staff stability and wellbeing in the adult social care sector in England.

Outline of the event:

  • Welcome and introductions (5 mins)
  • Short presentations from the study team on main messages from the different parts of the study and implications for policy and practice (35 mins)
  • Q&A and general discussion (20 mins)

Research team: Dr Florin Vadean (University of Kent; Co-PI), Prof Shereen Hussein (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Co-PI), Dr Stephen Allan (University of Kent; Co-I), Prof Alex Bryson (University College London; Co-I), Grace Collins (University of Kent; RA), John Forth (City University London; Co-I), Dr Katerina Gousia (University of Kent; Co-I), Dr Catherine Marchand (University of Kent; RA), Dr Daniel Roland (University of Kent; RA), Dr Eirini Saloniki (University College London; Co-I), Hansel Teo (University of Kent; RA), Ann-Marie Towers (University of Kent; Co-I), Dr Agnes Turnpenny (University of Kent; Co-I)”

Date: Tuesday 17th May

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

To register for this event click here

For more information go to the Project website

This month, Foothold (IET Benevolent fund) are delighted to be joined by BPS chartered psychologist and dementia care researcher  Dr Kellyn Lee for 2 special webinars.

If you’re currently caring for someone with dementia, these expert webinars will help you cope with the extraordinary challenges dementia can bring, whilst improving the wellbeing of the people you care for.

May 19th 12:00 – 13:00

PART 1: Understanding the importance of everyday objects in dementia care – Material Citizenship

May 20th 12:00 – 13:00

PART 2: Supporting the wellbeing of families of people with dementia through the We Care – Dementia Care programme

Find out more in Dr Kellyn’s brand-new blog 

To book your place on one or both of these free webinars click here

 

Policy priorities for high-quality care in care homes: what does the evidence suggest?

Presentation 1 | Josie Dixon, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science

Title: Care home managers’ experiences of Government guidance, local governance and sources of support for developing and implementing visiting policies: evidence from the Visit-id Study

Presentation 2 | Katherine Sleeman, NIHR ARC South London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London

Title: How did care homes respond to the increased need for palliative and end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic? Evidence from the CovPall Care Homes study and recommendations for policy

Presentation 3 | Claire Goodman, NIHR ARC East of England, University of Hertfordshire

Title: Who defines care home residents’ quality of life and how is it measured? Findings from the DACHA study to inform the development of a minimum data set for care homes

Online webinar date: 4th May 12:30 – 2:30

Click here to register for this webinar on eventbrite

“How can we support innovation and tackle implementation challenges in the social care sector?

Join the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North Thames on 31st March at 12pm – 2pm to explore and discuss insights into the barriers of implementing evidence and how innovation in social care can be supported by research and collaboration.

This free, online event will feature three presentations from leading researchers and practitioners in social care –  Professor Jon Glasby, Dr Juliette Malley and Dr Lisa Trigg and chaired by Professor Annette Boaz – and will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion and a chance to ask questions.

The webinar is open to all, including people working in health and social care, research, public health, and anyone with an interest in innovation and implementation across the social care sector.”

Date and time: Thursday 31st March at 12:00 -14:00

To book your place click here 

This is part of the ARC North Thames Academy’s Innovation and Implementation webinar series, which aims to share learning and practice, interdisciplinary approaches, opportunities and challenges, and stimulate thought-provoking discussions around the implementation of health innovations in diverse settings.”

“Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum is a forum for discussion and learning focused on dementia care in communal settings such as nursing homes, care homes and extra care housing. There will be 3 webinars over the course of 2022. The first webinar on 23 March 2022, from 2.00-4.00 will focus on the theme ‘Visiting in care homes during Covid-19’.

Two speakers will discuss this topic:

Josie Dixon, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, will discuss the study Visit-id: a study of care home visiting arrangements during Covid-19

Dr Kathleen Lane, PI of UCAIRE study, University of East Anglia, will talk about the study titled “We can’t visit and see what’s going on for her… it’s like having paper-bags over our heads”: experiences of infection-control measures on family and friends of care-home residents during Covid-19

We will have plenty of time for questions and discussions. Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive the Zoom-link a few days before the webinar.”

 

To register click here

 

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