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Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey of the ‘Research capacity, knowledge, skills and use in Councils with Adult Social Care Responsibilities’

In 2014 the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) distributed an online survey about research activity and capacity to local authorities with adult social care responsibilities. The survey was funded by the Personal Social Services Research Group through the Social Care Evidence in Practice project.

A report of the results was published in August 2015 and is available at http://ssrg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SCEiP-Research-Capacity-Report-Web-version.pdf

The report examines the state of social care research activity and the extent of research governance in local authority settings, as well as the use of evidence by practitioners and managers, and the ability of local authorities to commission external research.

 

Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey

Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey of the ‘Research capacity, knowledge, skills and use in Councils with Adult Social Care Responsibilities’

In 2014 the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) distributed an online survey about research activity and capacity to local authorities with adult social care responsibilities. The survey was funded by the Personal Social Services Research Group through the Social Care Evidence in Practice project.

A report of the results was published in August 2015 and is available at http://ssrg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SCEiP-Research-Capacity-Report-Web-version.pdf

The report examines the state of social care research activity and the extent of research governance in local authority settings, as well as the use of evidence by practitioners and managers, and the ability of local authorities to commission external research.

Partnership Working – Expertise Directory

Following on from the Birmingham City Council Celebrating Research & Partnership Working Seminar held on the 15th October 2015 we have collated attendees areas of expertise into an “Expertise Directory” that can act as a quick reference guide to colleagues both internal and external to Birmingham City Council who could be of assistance to you.

The Expertise Directory can be found HERE

It is still very much a work in progress and if you would like to be included please email karl.beese@birmingham.gov.uk

 

Birmingham City Council – Celebrating Research & Partnership Working Seminar 15/10/2015

Birmingham Public Health alongside Birmingham City Council colleagues from all directorates have for the past two years organised an annual seminar to raise awareness of the importance of research within Birmingham City Council policy and practice. This year’s third annual conference was themed as “Partnerships in Research” and took place on Thursday 15th October 2015 from 1pm – 4pm in the Auditorium at Woodcock Street, Birmingham B7 4BL with approximately 60 attendees from across the city council and local partners.

Dr. M Mashuq Ally the Assistant Director for Equalities, Community Safety & Cohesion and The Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP were the keynote speakers. The agenda for the day can be found HERE.

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There were also 7 presentations on the day as well as poster presentations, all of these can be found below:

Presentations

Partnership Working by Dr Mashuq Ally

The Birmingham Health & Wellbeing Board by Alan Lotinga

Birmingham Smart City Commission by Nikki Spencer

KIKIT Pathways to Recovery by Mo Ashfaq

Schools & Childhood Obesity by Eleanor McGee

Birmingham City Council’s European & International Team by Jennifer Crisp

Reducing Unemployment- an evidenced based approach by Lesley Bradnum

Poster Presentations

Birmingham Cycle Revolution

KIKIT Pathways to Recovery

Fitness, Frailty and Falls

Research at HEFT

Alcohol specific underage hospital admissions

If you would like any further information about the day please contact hashum.mahmood@birmingham.gov.uk or karl.beese@birmingham.gov.uk

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 – National and Birmingham

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Today, Communities and Local Government released an updated version of what’s known as the English Indices of Multiple Deprivation. This scores and ranks relative levels of deprivation in all neighbourhoods (small areas known as LSOAs) across England according to seven different dimensions involving income, employment, education, health, crime, housing, and the living environment. It also summarises this information to local authority level.

The latest IMD shows that Birmingham ranks the 6th highest of all English local authorities, in terms of proportions of highly deprived neighbourhoods (39.6% of Birmingham). Middlesborough was the highest ranked local authority (48.8%).

The following attachment shows scoring and ranking for all English LSOAs and Birmingham-only LSOAs, if you want to do your own analysis.

IMD 2015 Excel Document

For more information on IMD, including detailed guidance, and data at different levels of geography, see the official IMD 2015 page:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/english-indices-of-deprivation

Lunchtime Research Bites: Session 6 – Quantative & Qualitative Analysis

On Thursday 10th September 2015 Nikki Pugh a Data Analyst from Birmingham Public Health within BCC delivered a presentation on “Quantative & Qualitative Analysis” which focused upon:

  • What QDA is, different theories, developing themes, creating a coding framework and work through some examples.  How maps are used to influence the commissioning process

To view Nikki’s presentation please click HERE

To view Nikki’s QDA Guide please click HERE

To view Nikki’s Guide to Consultation Analysis please click HERE

Lunchtime Research Bites: Session 5 – “Mapping”

On Wednesday 17th June 2015 Natalie Stewart a Business Analyst from Public Health within BCC delivered a presentation on “Action Research” which focused upon:

  • Difference between thematic and geocoded maps
  • How maps are used to influence the commissioning process

This was the fifth session in a series of lunchtime seminars held at Woodcock Street and focusing upon all aspects of research.

To view Natalie’s presentation please click HERE

To view the Lunchtime Seminar Programme please click HERE