Ideas swop shop - adult social care research and practice
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 from 11:00 to 15:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The best way to get evidence to improve services? Get those delivering services, commissioning them, researching social care, receiving services, caring for those receiving services (and anyone else interested) into a room together and ask them what their priorities are and what skills they can bring to the table to research them. OK so that’s not academically tried and tested but we would all agree everyone involved in adult social care in whatever form – managers, practitioners, frontline staff, people who use services, carers, researchers – all have important roles to play in generating the research evidence that will shape policies and practice and improve adult social care practice. And you will all have your own interests and priorities.
So that’s what we’re doing. Asking you to join us in mid May, put your priorities and needs for adult social care on the table, bring your individual skills and expertise with you and share them with others. Then …
… develop research proposal ideas addressing real world issues with a mixed group and pitch them at the end of the day for support (funding and expertise) with a mini project, and/or support to develop a larger research proposal to submit to a research funder (e.g. the National Institute for Health Research have regular calls open and the NIHR School for Social Care Research is expected to a call for research proposals over summer) to see if they will fund them…
… and see if the panel agrees to fund your mini project or support your group in putting together a larger research proposal…
What’s in it for you?
The chance to set the research agenda yourself, address an urgent need through a mini project, work collaboratively with others with complementary skills and expertise, and engage with a larger range of people in doing so, and get support to develop larger research study proposals. And engage your organisation in the priorities you want researched.
And if that’s not enough, the opportunity to feed in research priorities to funders to take forward in other ways, and have some fun!
Date: Tuesday 13 May
The event will run from 11.00 until 15.30, following by networking and drinks for those that can stay on, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
When & Where
Social Care Evidence in Practice project
The Social Care Evidence in Practice project is funded by the funded by the London School of Economics and Political Science's Higher Education Innovation Fund, and is a partnership between the Personal Social Services Research Unit at LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research.
The project is working to develop greater understanding between researchers and practitioners, and to explore best practice for knowledge exchange between these two groups. The project runs until 31 July 2014.
Further details are available at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/socialcareevidenceinpractice/.