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IN2012New insights for Good Practice 2012 (mini insights)
IN2013New Insights for Good Practice 2 (mini insights)
INDEMM Focus on Dementia

Individual project insights
IN1 Identifying what good care and support looks like for people with complex needs?
IN3 Finding ways to fire vital social networks for people recovering from mental illness
IN4 Care home staff find safeguards against deprivation of liberty validate their practice
IN5 What will demand be for social care from younger disabled adults in ten years' time?
IN6 Understanding the varied support that carers’ workers offer and highlighting best practice
IN7 A 15-minute visit to make a cuppa isn’t enough for people with dementia
IN8 Confusion about poor care practice for learning disabilities demands clearer frontline leadership
IN13 Better coordination of agencies and understanding the role of gender is key for homeless women
IN14 Voluntary sector shows strengths in helping people to decide how to spend personal budgets
IN15Finding robust ways to avoid a personal or post code lottery in budgets for individuals’ social cares
IN16 Direct payments easier to spend on behalf of people with learning disabilities than for those with dementia
IN17 Councils see regaining daily skills as older people’s best bet for preventative social care
IN18 Helping to understand the dramatic rise in use of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs)
IN19 Study asks key questions about whether social care personal budgets are right for older people
IN20 Gathering evidence on whether family-focused support for people with mental health issues can turn their lives around
IN21 We're finding out what helps carers to stay in their job or get a new one
IN23Film-making by people with dementia raises their social status and provides an ‘aide memoire’
IN26 How to spend money well on job support so social care users gain sustainable employment
IN29 What do people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic groups want from social care services?
IN30 ‘Shared Lives’ schemes, placing older people with families, may offer a good alternative to care homes
IN31Making it easier for disabled people wanting to move to change jobs
IN32 Exploring how to cut the risk of criminal offending by people with learning disabilities
IN34 Searching for a new model of ‘housing with care’ to meet the needs of ageing
IN35 Can we save the Government £1.3bn in benefits and lost taxes annually by supporting carers to stay in work?
IN36 Talking to carers of stroke survivors to understand ethnic differences in satisfaction with social care
IN39 It’s harder to break the cycle of domestic violence against learning disabled women
IN40 Helping prisoners with learning disabilities on the outside could cut crime, save money and improve lives
IN41 How can we avoid the price of Personal Budgets being a greater risk of abuse and neglect?
IN44 Protecting adults from domestic violence through multi-agency cooperation with social care
IN45 Dementia and sight loss – what can social care do to offer better support?
IN46 What are the costs and benefits of various ways to safeguard vulnerable adults from risk and harm?
IN48 We're trying to make sure that a longer life is not an emasculated one for these young men
IN50 Putting a value on cutting human hardship makes strong business case for funding community initiatives
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The School for Social Care Research (Phase II, 2014 - 2019) is a partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Universities of Bristol, Kent, Manchester and York, and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (

Phase I (2009 - 2014) of SSCR involved the London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London and the Universities of Kent, Manchester and York.
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