We are currently conducting a rapid evidence review and a mapping study examining the support and development available to the family/unpaid carers of children and young people with learning disabilities and autism. We are in the process of contacting organisations around the country to gain their perspectives on the current situation and what future provision should look like.
We also recently worked with Skills for Care to analyse a survey they conducted in 2017 with Registered Managers working in social care. This important role is key to the provision of high quality care, and is related to huge responsibilities, but little is known about the career pathways and motivations of this group of staff. The research involved around 800 Registered Managers in an online survey, with follow up interviews with a small group of 17. Research Partners was commissioned to report on the survey and conduct the interviews. We completed our report in Spring 2018.