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Research and resources round up week commencing 8 MarchResearch and resources round up week commencing 8 March

Research

NIHR have published a literature review on a strengths based approach to social work and social care.

Hft and Cebr have published their annual Sector Pulse Check. The report finds that 56% of providers report that they are either in deficit or that their surplus has decreased.

The ONS have published data on vaccine hesitancy.

The Health Foundation blog has commented on the Budget and social care.

The National Audit Office have published a report on Local government finance in the pandemic. The report highlights that some local authorities are facing signifiant cost pressures and uncertainties and that many local authorities will be reducing service budgets in 2021-2022.

The Alan Turing Institute have been investigating who is vulnerable to misinformation online

Civitas have published a paper on insurance based funding for social care.

SCIE have published a report from the Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support. This looks at improving housing that facilitates care and support for older people.

The House of Commons Library have produced a briefing giving an overview of Children's social care services in England.

Public First have highlighted the mental health impact of the pandemic in "The Other Pandemic".

Resources

The consent form for COVID-19 vaccinations has been released in BSL format.

The Health and Safety Executive have updated their guidance on Talking with your workers about preventing coronavirus. (Note this isn't social care specific).

An easy read version of the Direct Payments guidance in England has been issued.

SCIE are hosting a webinar on 24 March on providing safe face to face adult day care.


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