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Optimal time study - findings published
8 October 2019

The Optimal time study, commissioned and funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research, today publishes its findings. 'The research, which drew on the experiences of people living with dementia and family carers as well as social workers and care home managers, found the optimal time – if any – to move to a care home depends on many different factors other than symptom severity.'—from the press release. The researchers on this project were Dr Kritika Samsi, Dr Laura Cole and Prof Jill Manthorpe. Research Findings. Project page.

Opening the “Too Difficult Box”: Strengthening Adult Safeguarding Responses to Homelessness and Self-neglect
1 October 2019

A new three-year HSCWRU study starting today will explore how self-neglect is experienced by people who are homeless, and how this can be addressed though strengthening local adult safeguarding responses. Funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research and working with Expert by Experience Peer researchers and practitioners, the study will employ participatory and action orientated methods to work collaboratively with Safeguarding Adults Boards across three English local authority areas to identify positive practices and areas for improvement. The learning from the research will be shared widely via practice guidance on self-neglect and homelessness. The Principal Investigator is Dr Michelle Cornes. Project page.

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