We bring together research and evidence with the realities of the frontline. We take the learning that research offers us, we consider it through the lens of everyday practice, and we develop, test and spread practical means of the applying that learning. In turn, we add to the evidence base through the innovations we pursue and evaluate. Our Ten Key Organisational Challenges encapsulate this approach.
We focus on three key strands of work, designed to complement each other and maximise our potential to meet our overall aim. They are:
Training and Development
Sharing and enhancing knowledge and skills through training and development including action learning sets, masterclasses, open learning, conferences and in-house tailored packages, as well as the publication of topical briefing papers
Collaborating with clients to understand how we can help deliver sustainable improvement in inclusive and evidence-based ways through bespoke consultancy
Research and Evaluation
Advancing the field of recovery through research and evaluation
Our nimble approach means we are able to tailor support to individual needs, building on a core foundation that includes:
- Contributing to and gathering together the latest global thinking in our field, offering an informed view on its application in frontline practice, and sharing it widely
- Facilitating the testing out, evaluation and spread of new ideas in practice
- Applying recognised tools and techniques for improvement which underpin our methodology
- Coaching teams to articulate and achieve their goals for recovery-oriented care
Often we work in partnership with other organisations who share our values and aims, and where we can see that we work better together. Examples include our close working relationship with the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to take Recovery principles into social care, increase work on personalisation and extend our reach into communities of people with intellectual disabilities.