Social Care Evidence in Practice: Learning from a Two-year Study on Innovation in Knowledge Exchange
George Julian | PSSRU, LSE
Developments in technology and research ensure there is more information available to us than ever before. Yet, many people working in social care report a difficulty in accessing, understanding and applying research evidence to their practice. This presentation will share learning from a two year collaborative knowledge transfer project in England: the Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEIP) project - a partnership between the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE and NIHR School for Social Care Research – focused on bridging the gap between research and practice in social care. The co-productive project focused on overcoming the barriers and supporting 89 enablers in transferring knowledge to practice, and vice versa, as identified in academic literature and through practitioner knowledge, while testing out a range of knowledge exchange methods.