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The City of London/Goldsmiths Knowledge Transfer Programme is a three year partnership between the City of London Department of Community, Children’s Services - People Directorate, and STACS.

It is being established at an important time for the design and delivery of social and health care services to local communities in the UK.

Increasingly governments expect that services should be informed by reliable knowledge and that staff are appropriately skilled in providing flexible and responsive interventions that respond to the needs of service users. At the same time universities and governments are more attentive to the impact that research and learning has for user communities, including organisations and those who receive services.

These policies also coincide with recent, major changes in the structure of social work education and practice. Both the Social Work Reform Board recommendations and the Munro Report reference the need for improved partnerships between Higher Education Institutions and practice organisations. These reports noted that development of an effective Knowledge Transfer Programme offers a key contribution to resilience in practitioners and services.

We're here to help: for any information about events, speakers, or the KTP generally, get in touch with Marcia at marcia.connell (@cityoflondon.gov.uk) or Tom at t.greenwood@gold.ac.uk.

Implementation of the Solihull Approach in the City of London: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study

Read about our joint research project being undertaken by Goldsmiths and the City of London as part of the KTP to evaluate how the Solihull Approach to working with children and families is being implemented in the City of London.

Event: Social Isolation in the City

10am-4pm Friday 27 November 2015

Guildhall City of London

This event was presented by the Knowledge Transfer Programme - People Directorate of the Department of Community & Children’s Services, City of London and the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies ( STaCS) Department of Goldsmiths, University of London.

The evidence on the detrimental effects of social isolation is clear and becoming more detailed. This seminar used presentations and research to contribute to the development of further community based methods to reduce social isolation and support City residents to find ways that suit them to overcome the difficulties associated with social isolation.