Sustainable social care programme
SCIE has led the way in promoting sustainable development across the sector. Through its Sustainable Social Care programme, SCIE demonstrates how to embed a balanced approach to social, economic and environmental factors in the commissioning and delivery of adult social care. This includes specific consideration of climate change because of its impacts on services and people who use them. This programme was funded by the Department of Health.
- shows how sustainable development can help deliver the Government's vision for adult social care, with capable communities and active citizens
- enables local service improvements, putting strong emphasis on prevention and partnership, and a clear focus on outcomes
- provides guidance and practical resources for the sector.
Being sustainable includes thinking about future as well as present generations.
Social care is affected by the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
Climate change is already having an impact on vulnerable groups of people.
Achieving better health and social care outcomes, by using sustainable development principles.
Read about how Bristol City Council is mainstreaming sustainable care.
Resources in this section will help social care organisations to bring sustainability into practice.
Health and Wellbeing Board National Learning Network
The Health and Wellbeing Board National Learning Network is hosted by the Local Government Association via the Knowledge Hub. The Hub uses social networking models to help people connect, share and learn from each other on topics of current and emerging interest, including sustainable health and social care.