TSRC News

What role can the third sector play in the development of integrated care for the individual?

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In the latest special issue of the Journal of Integrated Care, editors Robin Miller, Helen Dickinson and John Glasby explore how third sector organisations can contribute to delivering the responsive, flexible and person-centred care that is required if health and social care systems are going to positively meet the challenge of addressing increased demand and expectations in a time of financial austerity.
Date:
04/11/2013

Personalisation and co-production

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Personalisation has the potential to deliver services in new and different ways that are nearer to the wants and needs of service users and their carers. A new TSRC study of one local authority's innovative venture into co-production, with a local community around personal budgets for vulnerable adults, took up this challenge.
Date:
31/10/2013

How to use impact measurement

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Two new Working Papers from TSRC report on new research on the use of impact measurement tools by third sector organisations. Together they provide a useful summary of recent developments in the field, as well as identifying practical guidance for organisations and funders.
Date:
29/10/2013

BME groups' voice: "very small, very quiet, a whisper..."

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The new TSRC paper, "'Very small, very quiet, a whisper' - Black and Minority Ethnic Groups: voice and influence", is based on primary research carried out in Birmingham, Greater Manchester and London.The research consisted of a literature review and individual recorded interviews with members of BME VCS organisations, strategic organisations and focus groups. As the title, a quote from one of the interviews, indicates the overwhelming view was that voice and influence was indeed limited.
Date:
21/10/2013

Radio 4 Analysis: "What are charities for?"

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"Charities have been drawn into the world of outsourced service provision, with the state as their biggest customer and payment made on a results basis. It is a trend which is set to accelerate with government plans to hand over to charities much of the work currently done by the public sector."Listen to BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme online, where TSRC Deputy Director John Mohan discusses this issues.
Date:
21/10/2013

Poverty, ethnicity and social networks

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New report published on 21 October 2013 from JRF's Poverty and Ethnicity programme, looks at the ways people from different ethnic groups use social networks to advance their prospects.
Date:
21/10/2013

Awards for TSRC research staff

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Best paper awards for TSRC authors' writing on volunteering during unemployment and myths around the growth of social enterprises.
Date:
01/10/2013

The Social Value Act, and how to identify social value...

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New research on the use of impact measurement tools by third sector organisations provides a useful summary of recent developments, and identifies practical guidance for organisations and funders.
Date:
01/10/2013

Personalisation and co-production - bringing services closer to the needs of users and carers?

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Personalisation has the potential to deliver services in new and different ways that are nearer to what service users and their carers want and need.
Date:
01/10/2013

6000 publications and counting... - the Portal continues to grow

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There are now over 6000 publications of research, evidence, and analysis catalogued in the Third Sector Knowledge Portal - an easy-to-use online library of research, evidence, and analysis on the third sector, selected by TSRC from a wide range of quality-approved sources throughout the UK and beyond.
Date:
01/10/2013
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