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Publication date: 18 June 2019

Dermot Breslin, Stephen Dobson and Nicola Smith

Understanding and predicting the behaviours of households within a community is a key concern for fire services as they plan to deliver effective and efficient public…

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Purpose

Understanding and predicting the behaviours of households within a community is a key concern for fire services as they plan to deliver effective and efficient public services. In this paper, an agent-based modelling approach is used to deepen understandings of changing patterns of behaviour within a community. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

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This “Premonition” model draws on historical data of fire incidents and community interventions (e.g. home safety checks, fire safety campaigns, etc.) collated by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, UK, to unpack patterns of changing household behaviours within the region.

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Findings from simulations carried out using the Premonition model, show that by targeting close-knit groups of connected households, the effectiveness of preventative interventions and utilisation of associated resources is enhanced. Furthermore, by repeating these interventions with the same households over time, risk factors within the wider area are further reduced.

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The study thus shows that annual repeat visits to fewer and more targeted high-risk postcodes increase the overall reduction in risk within an area, when compared with a scattered coverage approach using one-off (i.e. not repeat) household visits within a postcode.

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International Journal of Emergency Services, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2047-0894

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Publication date: 14 December 2020

Anthony Wake, Jill Davies, Celia Drake, Michael Rowbotham, Nicola Smith and Rowena Rossiter

This collaborative paper (working together) describes collaborative practice development and research by and with people from the learning disabilities community. This…

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This collaborative paper (working together) describes collaborative practice development and research by and with people from the learning disabilities community. This paper aims to show some of the activities which supported the collaborative practice development and research to show and encourage others to do more collaboration. The paper format is based on a previous collaborative paper published in the Tizard Learning Disability Review (Chapman et al., 2013).

Design/methodology/approach

The collaborative practice development and feasibility study [1] focuses on an intervention called Keep Safe. This is an intervention for young people with learning disabilities who are 12 years and older and have shown “out-of-control” or harmful sexual behaviour.

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The paper gives examples of activities of the Keep Safe Advisory Group in planning, doing and thinking about Keep Safe development and feasibility. The authors list some good things and some difficulties in collaborating. They look at which parts of Frankena et al.’s (2019a) Consensus Statement on how to do inclusive research were done, which ones were not, and why.

Social implications

The paper ends with some thoughts about collaborating with people from the learning disabilities community: for people with learning disabilities, practitioners and researchers.

Originality/value

The paper is original in its illustration of collaborative practice development and research and measuring the activities against the inclusive research consensus statement.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 25 April 2008

Nicola Smith

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Program, vol. 42 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 April 1996

Catherine M. Prest

Outlines the changes in legal restrictions on the eligibility of dismissed employees to pursue unfair dismissal claims. Includes a discussion of recent decisions in this…

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Outlines the changes in legal restrictions on the eligibility of dismissed employees to pursue unfair dismissal claims. Includes a discussion of recent decisions in this area including the July 1995 decision in the case of R. v. Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Nicole Seymour‐Smith and Laura Perez and Employment Protection (Part‐time Employees) Regulations 1995 and assesses the impact of these decisions on personnel practice and disciplinary procedures.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Publication date: 29 August 2018

Matt Bolton and Frederick Harry Pitts

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Corbynism: A Critical Approach
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-372-0

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Publication date: 1 December 1899

ABERDEEN, the “Granite City,” the “Silver City by the Sea,” the great headquarters of the grey granite trade, and one of the busiest and most influential mercantile cities…

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ABERDEEN, the “Granite City,” the “Silver City by the Sea,” the great headquarters of the grey granite trade, and one of the busiest and most influential mercantile cities in Scotland, has a name which is known throughout the civilized world, and a fame which has penetrated to nearly every quarter of the habitable globe. The writing of all that might legitimately be written concerning this remarkable, and in many cases unique, community of “ hard‐headed Aberdonians ” (as they are usually styled), would fill many large volumes, and as we have neither the time nor the space for the compilation of such a work of history and description as this would imply, our readers must be content with an unpretentious historical survey of what is of more immediate interest to them, viz. : the chief libraries belonging to the city of Aberdeen. These are two in number—the Library of the University and the Public Library.

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New Library World, vol. 2 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 22 November 2019

Jennifer Patrice Sims and Chinelo L. Njaka

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Mixed-Race in the US and UK: Comparing the Past, Present, and Future
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-554-2

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Publication date: 1 October 2003

Mike Freeman

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New Library World, vol. 104 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 December 2003

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 12 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 20 November 2009

Henry A. Davis

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Journal of Investment Compliance, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1528-5812

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