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Jess Harris

Jess Harris

Research Fellow

Biography

Jess Harris is a Research Fellow at the Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit (HSCWRU) at King’s College London, and joined its predecessor, SCWRU, in 2006. She has been leading the NIHR SSCR funded study on Strengthening adult safeguarding responses to homelessness and self-neglect and is undertaking two SSCR funded follow-on projects, on Evidencing the social work role within responses to multiple exclusion homelessness and on Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education. Jess is co-investigator on the major Housing Model Evaluation (HOME) study (2023 - 2026).

Jess runs the HSCWRU Homelessness Event Series, webinars on different aspects of homelessness research and innovative practice which are open to all, and links Unit work with other research, policy and practice groupings on multiple exclusion homelessness. In 2022 she undertook a project engaging people with experience of homelessness in the production of a short film, funded by the UKRI Participatory Research Fund, about participating in research and in 2020 co-led a series of national impact activities to promote research on Strengthening pathways out of hospital for people who are homeless.

She is also part of the team Examining the Introduction of the Nursing Associate Role in Health and Social Care. She established and ran the Unit's annual conferences on older people’s social care and mental health & social care. Previously research at SCWRU included the Longitudinal Care Work Study (LoCS), the evaluations of 'Jobs First' and ‘Social Work Practices with Adults’, studies of what works in Social Work ‘Grow Your Own’ initiatives, of disclosure of disability within social work, teaching and nursing for the (then) Disability Rights Commission, of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (PoVA) List, and a guide to local government strategic approaches for black and minority ethnic older citizens.

Jess has an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation from LSE and previously worked developing older people’s engagement in policy and practice at Better Government for Older People, within a London local authority, a Health Authority Health Improvement Programme for Older People, and a small community organisation. She has 15 years' voluntary experience in community sector organisational governance.

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    Research

    world map-780b
    International educational partnerships to develop the healthcare workforce

    Building on the Unit's earlier review of ethical international recruitment

    Project status: Completed

    NA-780
    Examining the introduction of the Nursing Associate role in health and social care

    Research into the introduction of the Nursing Associate role and the extent to which the role has achieved policy aims.

    Project status: Ongoing

    homeless-5283148_1920-TN
    Opening the "too difficult box"

    Strengthening adult safeguarding responses to homelessness and self-neglect (2019–2023)

    Project status: Ongoing

    homeless-780
    Homelessness Research Programme

    The Homelessness Research Programme (HRP) is based in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King’s College London and brings together leading researchers in the field.

    signs of safety-2-780-border
    Signs of Safety evaluation: Phase 2

    The implementation of Signs of Safety varied markedly across local authorities, as did use of its components.

    Project status: Completed

    home office immigration
    The Visa Study: Understanding the impact of the Health and Care Worker visa on the frontline adult social care workforce

    Evaluating the impact of immigration rule changes on the social care system.

    Project status: Ongoing

    homeless-hero780x440
    Just another form of exclusion?

    A short film in which individuals with lived experience discuss being involved in research about multiple exclusion homelessness (2022)

    Project status: Completed

    homeless-5283148_1920-TN
    Evidencing the social work role within responses to multiple exclusion homelessness

    This short project builds on Unit work on homelessness and self-neglect (2022–2023)

    Project status: Ongoing

    Loud hailer-780
    Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education

    Current approaches to addressing multiple exclusion homelessness within qualifying social work education in England (2023)

    Project status: Ongoing

    CoP-780a
    Use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 with people experiencing multiple exclusion homelessness in England

    Funded by the NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research Programme (2023–2026)

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Homelessness radical safeguarding toolkit - an introduction

    Gill Taylor spoke at the Unit's Homelessness series

    NIHR circles

    Unit research features in Huck

    The magazine cites Unit work on homelessness

    Group of people, backs towards us, standing looking towards light

    Nutrition / homelessness

    Jo Coombes and Jess Harris met three Dietetics students from within King's

    Assorted vegetables

    Specialist homelessness social workers – new report

    Unit study found evidence of the distinctive impact made by this ‘Inclusion Social Care’ role

    person sleeping on a bench in a park

    Adult Safeguarding: Past, Present and Future

    Jess Harris and Jill Manthorpe presented Unit work at a University of Bath conference

    Bath

    Multiple Exclusion Homelessness: Practitioner Safeguarding Toolkit

    Bruno Ornelas and Andy Meakin launched their toolkit at King's today

    Person with beard

    Unit self-neglect studies present findings at Trinity College Dublin

    Nicole Steils and Jess Harris were invited speakers at international adult safeguarding conference

    Trinity College Dublin

    Introduction of the Nursing Associate Role in Adult Social Care

    What are the difficulties? How have providers sought to overcome them?

    Nurse helping someone downstairs

    Homelessness and social work education

    Karl Mason discussed emerging findings from a NIHR School for Social Care Research study

    Slide for a presentation on homelessness

    Events

    18Aprhomelessness series 780

    Try not to look away: the epidemic of brain injury in MEH groups

    Steph Grant and Alistair Atherton

    18Marhomelessness series 780

    Launch: Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education

    Karl Mason and Jess Harris

    29Febhomelessness series 780

    Homelessness and multiple disadvantage: Improving responses for women

    Joanne McGrath and Prof Monique Lhussier

    Please note: this event has passed.

    18Janhomelessness series 780

    Homelessness Radical Safeguarding Toolkit: shaping homelessness social care

    Gill Taylor in a follow-up to a March 2023 webinar in this series

    Please note: this event has passed.

    14Dechomelessness series 780

    A data-driven approach to inform service implementation for people experiencing homelessness

    Michela Tinelli (LSE) reports from a Department of Health and Social Care funded study

    Please note: this event has passed.

    16Novhomelessness series 780

    LAUNCH: Multiple Exclusion Homelessness: Practitioner Safeguarding Toolkit

    First developed in 2020, the finalised toolkit benefits from practitioner feedback

    Please note: this event has passed.

    20Sephomelessness series 780

    Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education

    Lyn Romeo, Steph Grant, Ruth Allen, Rebecca Mulvaney, Harrshita Murarka, Jess Harris & Karl Mason

    Please note: this event has passed.

    17Octhomelessness series 780

    Changing the system for people experiencing severe & multiple disadvantage

    Improving local governance and the wider system of support

    Please note: this event has passed.

    20Julhomelessness series 780

    The Homelessness Social Worker role - challenges & impact

    Findings from an NIHR SSCR funded study

    Please note: this event has passed.

    22MarNIHR-780

    Showcase of social care research in NIHR Policy Research Units - 2

    Hosted by the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      world map-780b
      International educational partnerships to develop the healthcare workforce

      Building on the Unit's earlier review of ethical international recruitment

      Project status: Completed

      NA-780
      Examining the introduction of the Nursing Associate role in health and social care

      Research into the introduction of the Nursing Associate role and the extent to which the role has achieved policy aims.

      Project status: Ongoing

      homeless-5283148_1920-TN
      Opening the "too difficult box"

      Strengthening adult safeguarding responses to homelessness and self-neglect (2019–2023)

      Project status: Ongoing

      homeless-780
      Homelessness Research Programme

      The Homelessness Research Programme (HRP) is based in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King’s College London and brings together leading researchers in the field.

      signs of safety-2-780-border
      Signs of Safety evaluation: Phase 2

      The implementation of Signs of Safety varied markedly across local authorities, as did use of its components.

      Project status: Completed

      home office immigration
      The Visa Study: Understanding the impact of the Health and Care Worker visa on the frontline adult social care workforce

      Evaluating the impact of immigration rule changes on the social care system.

      Project status: Ongoing

      homeless-hero780x440
      Just another form of exclusion?

      A short film in which individuals with lived experience discuss being involved in research about multiple exclusion homelessness (2022)

      Project status: Completed

      homeless-5283148_1920-TN
      Evidencing the social work role within responses to multiple exclusion homelessness

      This short project builds on Unit work on homelessness and self-neglect (2022–2023)

      Project status: Ongoing

      Loud hailer-780
      Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education

      Current approaches to addressing multiple exclusion homelessness within qualifying social work education in England (2023)

      Project status: Ongoing

      CoP-780a
      Use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 with people experiencing multiple exclusion homelessness in England

      Funded by the NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research Programme (2023–2026)

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Homelessness radical safeguarding toolkit - an introduction

      Gill Taylor spoke at the Unit's Homelessness series

      NIHR circles

      Unit research features in Huck

      The magazine cites Unit work on homelessness

      Group of people, backs towards us, standing looking towards light

      Nutrition / homelessness

      Jo Coombes and Jess Harris met three Dietetics students from within King's

      Assorted vegetables

      Specialist homelessness social workers – new report

      Unit study found evidence of the distinctive impact made by this ‘Inclusion Social Care’ role

      person sleeping on a bench in a park

      Adult Safeguarding: Past, Present and Future

      Jess Harris and Jill Manthorpe presented Unit work at a University of Bath conference

      Bath

      Multiple Exclusion Homelessness: Practitioner Safeguarding Toolkit

      Bruno Ornelas and Andy Meakin launched their toolkit at King's today

      Person with beard

      Unit self-neglect studies present findings at Trinity College Dublin

      Nicole Steils and Jess Harris were invited speakers at international adult safeguarding conference

      Trinity College Dublin

      Introduction of the Nursing Associate Role in Adult Social Care

      What are the difficulties? How have providers sought to overcome them?

      Nurse helping someone downstairs

      Homelessness and social work education

      Karl Mason discussed emerging findings from a NIHR School for Social Care Research study

      Slide for a presentation on homelessness

      Events

      18Aprhomelessness series 780

      Try not to look away: the epidemic of brain injury in MEH groups

      Steph Grant and Alistair Atherton

      18Marhomelessness series 780

      Launch: Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education

      Karl Mason and Jess Harris

      29Febhomelessness series 780

      Homelessness and multiple disadvantage: Improving responses for women

      Joanne McGrath and Prof Monique Lhussier

      Please note: this event has passed.

      18Janhomelessness series 780

      Homelessness Radical Safeguarding Toolkit: shaping homelessness social care

      Gill Taylor in a follow-up to a March 2023 webinar in this series

      Please note: this event has passed.

      14Dechomelessness series 780

      A data-driven approach to inform service implementation for people experiencing homelessness

      Michela Tinelli (LSE) reports from a Department of Health and Social Care funded study

      Please note: this event has passed.

      16Novhomelessness series 780

      LAUNCH: Multiple Exclusion Homelessness: Practitioner Safeguarding Toolkit

      First developed in 2020, the finalised toolkit benefits from practitioner feedback

      Please note: this event has passed.

      20Sephomelessness series 780

      Addressing multiple exclusion homelessness in social work education

      Lyn Romeo, Steph Grant, Ruth Allen, Rebecca Mulvaney, Harrshita Murarka, Jess Harris & Karl Mason

      Please note: this event has passed.

      17Octhomelessness series 780

      Changing the system for people experiencing severe & multiple disadvantage

      Improving local governance and the wider system of support

      Please note: this event has passed.

      20Julhomelessness series 780

      The Homelessness Social Worker role - challenges & impact

      Findings from an NIHR SSCR funded study

      Please note: this event has passed.

      22MarNIHR-780

      Showcase of social care research in NIHR Policy Research Units - 2

      Hosted by the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care

      Please note: this event has passed.