UK centre for improving adult social care urges workforce to take part in new survey


A UK centre dedicated to improving adult social care is urging care professionals and service users to take part in a new survey.

IMPACT (Improving Adult Care Together) wants to hear from people who receive care services, user-led and community organisations, people who work in social care and family carers as it develops and tests its ideas.

The new centre, based at the University of Birmingham, has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and the Health Foundation, and is the first of its kind in the UK.

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It aims to lead the way in helping people working in adult social care, carers, and the people they support to make better use of high-quality, practice-based evidence to support innovation in adult social care; build capacity and skills in the adult social care workforce; help develop sustainable and productive relationships between all of those working across adult social care; and improve its understanding of what helps or hinders when putting evidence into practice.

Jon Glasby (pictured), Professor of Health and Social Care at the University of Birmingham has been appointed as IMPACT’s director and will be working with a range of partners from across the UK to lead the co-development, establishment and delivery of the centre.

IMPACT said that by completing its 10-minute survey, participants will shape how the centre works. To take part, click here.

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