Where to find info?

Books?
Bookshops, new and second hand?
Libraries?

  • Check date of publication, info may have been overtaken by new research and developments.
  • Check authors’ qualifications and experience.
  • Check info against own experience.
  • Check info against other publications on same topic.

*See Reading Resources booklist in workingtogethercare.com Resources
Research
Look for articles or books outlining research, in journals, bookshops, libraries, internet.

  • Remember some research may be out of date – check date of publication.
  • Check authors’ qualifications and experience.
  • Check info against own experience.
  • Remember – some research is based on flawed questionnaires.
  • Check info against other publications on same topic.

Training courses?

Other professionals?

Other carers?

Charities?
Often because of personal interest many professionals as well as other more informal carers are involved in Charities and give generously of their time and expertise.

Self help groups?
As with Charities, professionals and other more informal carers are often involved and work together to support vulnerable individuals.

The internet
A wealth of info is available on the internet on every subject…but is it accurate?

  • Check reliability of writers/groups on websites – remember that anyone can write anything on a website.
  • Check info against books and other sources.