Last month I attended my fourth National Children and Adult Services Conference #NCASC in Eastbourne. The first time I attended in 2009 was to launch the resources from Safety Matters, an action research Change Project I’d been running at RiPfA focusing on adult safeguarding. We had a session in Harrogate presented by myself and a … More Reaching critical mass? Social media at #NCASC
It’s just over six weeks since I last blogged about Dad and his journey with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). This Friday as I watched StandUpToCancer on Channel 4 I realised that I missed blogging, sharing my experience and discussing the situation we find ourselves in as a family. I’ve discussed my blogging with Mum and … More Standing up to bile duct cancer
Just a quick post to (hopefully) gather some comments from you all. I recently resigned and currently have no real idea how I’ll be paying my mortgage in the not too distant future, so as you tend to do I’ve been looking at jobs. Notice the language – I’ve been looking at jobs rather than … More Jobs with benefits
A couple of weeks ago I made a momentous decision. I decided to resign from my job. Dear Colleague It is with regret that I am writing to let you know that I have taken the decision to resign as Director of research in practice for adults, and move on from Dartington. I’ve worked for … More The importance of feedback
Am at #OpenSSW today, going to be talking about engagement, evidence informed practice and research. Will blog later but for now, here’s how to NOT engage ppl w research!
There have been a couple of discussions on twitter and blog posts I’ve read recently that I’ve wanted to reply to, the most clear one came from @Ermintrude2 who wrote an excellent post about her struggles to keep up with research while working in frontline practice. Ermintrude, works as a social worker in an integrated … More Getting social care evidence into practice
One of the few (possibly only) perks of having a Dad who was a postman was that occasionally, just occasionally, you got letters before they were due to be delivered. That is the same day but maybe a couple of hours before the postman would normally deliver them because rather than wait until our own … More Five things I wish I knew when I collected my A-Level results
For years there has been concern in the research world about ethics of paying people to participate in research, whether it is necessary and how much is appropriate. In social care research there is a growing expectation that those who access services should receive some sort of payment or honorarium for participation in research work. … More Unpaid research work