Jon Glasby and Catherine Needham win award for ‘best paper’
The Social Policy Association (which is the UK's professional association for teachers, researchers, students and practitioners of social policy) has presented one its annual awards to some of the IMPACT family – research on the experience of people funding their own social care (free to access) won ‘best paper’ in the journal ‘Social Policy and Society’. This comes from research led by Catherine around local authorities’ ‘market-shaping’ role – which is jargon for how local authorities try to make sure that they have the right services available in their local area, with the right levels of quality and choice for all. More information may be found in this blog on self-funders.
Robin Miller wins award for research into people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people in long-stay hospitals.
Health Services Research UK held its annual conference at the University of Birmingham this week and gave one of is Innovation in Inclusion awards to our research (with partners Changing Our Lives) to our research into people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people in long-stay hospitals. This will form the basis of an IMPACT network, starting this summer, helping more people to leave hospital and lead more ordinary lives. Find out more about the research (including a practice guide, training video and accessible versions for people and families).