What is SCRiPT?
The project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Design Research (HSDR) in response to a call to build research capacity in Adult Social Care. SCRiPT is one of the six social care partnerships funded under this call in England.
Our aim is to see if we can use an approach known as ‘Communities of Practice’ to increase research skills in staff in adult social care services. We are doing this in two areas in the East of England (Hertfordshire and Norfolk). Communities of practice are small groups of practitioners with a common interest. They have been used in health care to help staff build research skills. We want to see how to make this approach work in social care settings.
The topic areas identified are:
Exploring citizen attitudes towards the use of Technology Enabled Care home activity monitoring systems to provide proactive social care service interventions to support independent living at home
The impact of occupational therapy in adult social care learning disability services: exploring the experiences of people with learning disabilities, their carers and occupational therapists
Exploring the effectiveness of OT reablement services in increasing independence among residents
Exploring the lived experiences of older people discharged via ‘Discharge to Assess’ Pathway One, i.e. people who are discharged to their own homes