CASCADE Talks is now available on your favourite Podcast service!

Cascade are thrilled to announced that our podcast ‘Cascade Talks’ is now publicly available on streaming services.  CASCADE Talks is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music. Our podcasts have a variety of conversations with industry practitioners who speak about their journey into social work, the issues that they face and an ever-changing sector. Our researchers speak about… Read More

How do transitions shape the educational journeys of adult care leavers?

Blog by Eavan Brady, Trinity College Dublin We all experience numerous transitions in and out of various roles throughout our life course – becoming an adult, becoming a parent, or moving out of the family home, to name a few. Young people who have left state care (for example, foster care or residential care) often experience an… Read More

Don’t Hold Back – Transitions to adulthood for young people with learning disabilities. 3 Years On

Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner Wales Distress caused to young people and their families due to issues around transitions from children’s to adult services is a persistent issue which I see far too often. If transition arrangements are handled poorly, with children and their families not meaningfully involved in the process and left feeling abandoned,… Read More

New report published on Schwartz Rounds being trialled in Social Care

Cascade are delighted to announce the publication of a report that Dr David Wilkins has been working on for 24 months.  A Randomised Controlled Trial of Schwartz Rounds has been published by What Works for Children’s Social Care centre. This was investigated by working with eleven local authorities who were randomly allocated more than 2000… Read More

Registration for the Health and Care Research Wales conference on 14 October is open now!

The theme of this year’s event is learning and looking forward and after the success of last year’s event, it will again be an entirely digital day.  There are some great plenary sessions lined up on important topics including: Health and care research: learning from the pandemic; Research, innovation and improvement and Recovery and learning: new ideas… Read More