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Social work seminar: Independent social work practices with adults and what we know from their evaluation

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room 027, Kingston Business School , Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Shereen Hussein (principal research fellow, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London)

Social work seminar: Independent social work practices with adults and what we know from their evaluation

In this seminar Dr Shereen Hussein will discuss the challenges in evaluating organisational change within the pilots of the independent social work practices with adults outside of local authorities. The results of the evaluation will be presented, with the Department of Health now looking to a wider roll-out of social work practices.

Dr Shereen Hussein is a demographer with expertise in labour-migration, sociology and economics. Her current research interests revolve around ageing, workforce dynamics, migration and long term care. She has led a number of national studies including evaluating new models of working with a particular focus on the interactions between organisational and personal factors on job satisfaction, burnout and retention.

The intention of the evaluation of the social work practices pilots was to test whether freeing social workers and care services of direct local authority control would lead to improved experiences for workers and better outcomes for service users. Dr Hussein will discuss the overall findings and key messages from this two-year follow up case-control evaluation which sought to establish the short to medium term effects of the pilots on the workforce and services. Based on the findings from the study, the Department of Health is promoting the further development of social work practices outside of local authorities.

This event begins at 5.30pm but there will be refreshments available from 5.00pm.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Ani Amatotsero
Email: a.amatotsero@kingston.ac.uk

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