Welcome to the Developing Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP) website.
DEEP is a programme funded by Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government, to support the extension of the DEEP approach to knowledge mobilisation. DEEP is a highly relational approach that uses narrative and dialogue-based methods to explore and use diverse types of knowledge (collectively termed as evidence) in social care service and workforce development. Since its launch in 2015, DEEP has been well received and supported by a wide range of social care, health, academic and community organisations – local, regional and national.
Central to this work is assisting local authorities and other organisations to develop an 'enriched environment of care and learning' through supporting the emotional wellbeing of practitioners and the people they work with, and collective approaches to learning 'on the job' using storytelling and dialogue-learning techniques. These techniques nurture relationship-building and learning and development that is evidence-enriched and led by the people involved and not imposed on them.
What is on this website?
This website also hosts the Welsh Government’s Performance and Improvement Framework for Social Services Using Evidence Resources Guide. This work was funded by the Well-Being & Improvement Branch to support social services in their work to meet the requirements of the Code of Practice relating to the performance and improvement of social services in Wales, which came into effect in April 2020.