Products and toolkits

Our researchers at the University of Manchester have considerable expertise in social care research and have produced various products to aid social care practice. Some of these are listed below:

Expert Briefing Paper 1: Intensive Care/Case Management

Expert Briefing Paper 1: Intensive Care/Case Management (PDF, 467 KB)
Key features and characteristics of effective case management

Expert Briefing Paper 2: Community Support Services for People with Dementia: The Relative Costs and Benefits of Specialist and Generic Domiciliary Care Services

Expert Briefing Paper 2: Community Support Services for People with Dementia: The Relative Costs and Benefits of Specialist and Generic Domiciliary Care Services (PDF, 102 KB)
Information on the merits of different types of domiciliary care for people with dementia

Expert Briefing Paper 3: Resource Allocation at the Micro Level in Adult Social Care

Expert Briefing Paper 3: Resource Allocation in Adult Social Care: Lessons from Research (PDF, 325 KB)

Expert Briefing Paper 4: Care Coordination for Older People in the Non-Statutory Sector: Lessons from Research

Expert Briefing Paper 4: Care Coordination for Older People in the Non-Statutory Sector: Lessons from Research (PDF, 445 KB)

 

Optimising the Provision of Health and Social Services for Older People

This is a guide to using the Balance of Care Approach for service planners, providers and commissioners. It consists of five items: A written pdf handbook; two versions of an electronic toolkit (one for inpatient care and one for long term care settings) and two completed example versions of the electronic toolkit (one for inpatient care and one for long term care settings).

A handbook for Service Planners, Providers and Commissioners (PDF, 1,2MB)

Disclaimer: The toolkits are provided "as is" and neither PSSRU nor the University of Manchester can provide any warranty. No official user support is available although suggestions and queries may be emailed to PSSRU@manchester.ac.uk

 

Measuring the Changing Role of Occupational Therapy Services: A Diary Tool

The material here is a diary tool which may be used in OT settings to measure the distribution of time use across different activities during the working week.  In addition to the tool itself a number of examples of diary studies for other groups are provided to give possible comparators of time use in related occupational settings.

Measuring the Changing Role of Occupational Therapy Services: A Diary Tool

 

Resource Allocation at the Micro Level in Adult Social Care: A Scoping Review

Resource Allocation at the Micro Level in Adult Social Care: A Scoping Review (PDF, 236 KB)

 

Clear Voices: A good practice guide to involving older people and carers in strategic planning and service development

Clear Voices: a good practice guide to involving older people and carers in strategic planning and service development (PDF, 3.86 MB)

 

 

Caring with Confidence: A handbook for training in dementia care for nursing and care assistants in care homes

Caring with Confidence: A handbook for training in dementia care for nursing and care assistants in care homes (PDF, 486 KB)

 

 

UK Long Term Care Resident Assessment Instrument (MDS/RAI UK): A tool for the assessment of needs of older people in care homes

UK Long Term Care Resident Assessment Instrument User's Manual (PDF, 2 MB)

 

 

Measuring Satisfaction with Assessment in Social Care: A tool for measuring service users' satisfaction with the experience of assessment

Measuring Satisfaction with Assessment in Social Care (PDF, 117 KB)