This project was funded by WMS and Granger Cottman Endowment Funds (10000AUD) and Winchester University provided some expenses including EFIF funding.
For more information contact Geoff Meads
The aim of this research was to evaluate nine objectives of a training programme linked to competence and working with families with complex needs including alcohol or drug problems. The study covered all nine ADFAM management training courses that are being delivered in Birmingham, London, Leeds and Manchester. The participant’s knowledge and understanding and competence are being tested at four time points: at the pre and post-test training; at four weeks post-training and at sixth months. The project funder is ADFAM (via the Department of Education), a national charity that works with parents and carers who have a family member with drug and alcohol problems.
Final Evaluation Study
For more information contact Clive Tobutt
STAR (Start Tackling Alcohol Responsibly) project evaluation
The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Health and Social Care worked jointly on this project to evaluate the impact of the effect of multiple interventions on alcohol attitudes and behaviour in one local area.
The evaluation involved the combined use of postal surveys to young people and parents, and focus groups with project leaders. The final report included key learning points from the cumulative activities to enable continued improvement in the area.
Targeting underage drinking, with promotion of 'sensible drinking message' for over 18s, is a central part of the Government's aim to change the British drinking culture. One future step charges local communities with tackling alcohol related disorder. Advance steps have been taken through Start Tackling Alcohol Responsibly (STAR), a project that aims to stop or reduce the consumption of alcohol by young people in the neighbourhood (8-14 years).
The project was coordinated by a strategic group of different organisations responsible for multiple interventions on alcohol attitudes and behaviour.
Locke, R. and Jones, G. (2012) Tackling underage drinking: reflections on one local
authority's response Education and Health see http://sheu.org.uk/sites/sheu.org.uk/files/imagepicker/1/eh301rl.pdf
Impact of the Introduction of the Ward Manager Assistants
An increase in the time nurses spend on patient care was sought by government and a related call was made for Ward Managers to be 'pivotal' in improving the quality of patient care on hospital wards. To help achieve these targets, by relieving Ward Managers of some of their administrative duties, Ward Manager Assistants were placed for one year (2009-2010) into eight hospital Trusts across NHS South Central. To determine the effects of this novel role on the workload distribution of the Ward Manager and its effects on the quality of patient care, the project was evaluated by a team from NHS Education South Central and the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester.