Autumn Social Care Workforce Research Unit/Making Research Count events

Upcoming events this Autumn

  1. Services for people with autism who are not eligible for adult social care : Thursday 5 October 2017 at King’s College London. Andrew Carpenter

This session is  led by  led by Andrew Carpenter, the London Coordinator of the National Brokerage Network will talk about the effect of having a later-life diagnosis of autism, based on some of his personal experiences. Drawing on his recent evaluation of a service for people who have autism who are not eligible for publicly funded personal budgets, he will discuss:

  1. How practice needs to be adapted and the need for specialist approaches,
  2. The need for changes to the commissioning process and expectations with regard to autism.


  1. Transitions from Care to Independence: Supporting young people leaving state care to fulfil their potential Seminar & Book Launch Tuesday 10 October 2017 at King’s College London

Dr Jenny Driscoll, Senior Lecturer in Child Studies in the School of Education Communication & Society at King’s College London ,

This book focuses on the critical role of educational achievement for the well-being and success of vulnerable youth in adulthood. It interrogates the duties owed to care leavers by the state as parent, and makes recommendations for professional practice.


  1. Interactional analysis of health communication with people with intellectual disabilities, Thursday 23 November 2017 at King’s College London

The workshop is led by Dr Deborah Chinn, NIHR Post Doctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London. Deborah will draw out the lessons for practitioners from research exploring communication in medical consultations for people with intellectual disabilities. This will outline how detailed interactional analysis of the way practitioners talk to people with intellectual disabilities identifies how different social identities and opportunities for action are opened up or closed down in service settings.


  1. Circles of Support and Accountability: a trauma based approach which addresses harmful sexual behaviour Tuesday 23 January 2018 at King’s College London

This workshop will be led by Lorenzo Picco, Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Project Worker at Respond. The Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Project is a community based initiative informed by attachment and trauma theory. This session will look at Respond’s Circle Model and how that meets the needs of a range of young people and adults with learning disabilities who have harmful sexual behaviour or who have sexually offended, findings and case studies from previous Circles.

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