Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care

The SCRiPT study team worked with partners to contribute written evidence to the House of Lords ASC Committee inquiry: ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care’. Read the enquiry here.

Shaping Our Lives and SCRiPT have their first meeting!

In July 2022, Shaping Our Lives brought researchers from the University of Hertfordshire, service users and members of the SCRiPT Research in Practice Teams together for a workshop to discuss how best to come together and ensure the service user voice is included throughout a research project. Shaping Our Lives have written a blog about the day that you can see here.

Introduction To Research In The Social Care Settings learning programme

Researchers from the SCRiPT study were commissioned by the Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern to develop a learning programme designed to increase understanding of research in a social care setting.

The programme is for:

  • Those in the social care setting who are new to research
  •  Anyone who is working in research and would like to know about how research works in the social care or social work setting.

You can find out more and register here.

The National Adult’s Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference

The SCRiPT team was invited to run a workshop at the National Adult’s Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference (NCCTC) on 12th November 2021. This provided us with an early opportunity to engage with adult social care commissioners in a national forum and hear how the SCRiPT study can support the commissioning cycle. Jennifer Lynch, Senior Research Fellow in the core project team and Nichola Lee, Senior Public Health Evaluation Officer at Hertfordshire County Council and SCRiPT Advisory Group member presented the workshop focusing on how commissioners can harness the potential of practitioner-led research to improve quality of care. The workshop showcased SCRiPT as an example of successful collaborative working between academics and local authorities with the aim of generating and mobilising evidence that can support strategic commissioning and service delivery.

More information about the NCCTC can be found here