This film features two bereaved people who have both found that joining social groups has helped to reduce their feelings of isolation and brought some enjoyment back into their lives.
Quality of life resources and services
SCIE/NICE recommendations on looked after children: Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people
This is NICE and SCIE’s formal guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people.
Finding excellence in adult social care services: an overview of selected approaches to excellence in social care
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to define excellence in adult social care service in England to inform the CQCs new quality information scheme for regulated adult care services. This overview looks at some of the tools currently in use to measure quality in social care, many of which informed our final definition.
This At a glance briefing examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for nursing homes.
This At a glance summary examines how residential care homes can engage with local communities and 'live and breathe' a culture that promotes personalised services.
SCIE report 25 describes the findings of a small-scale study into the complex issues facing care homes around restraint and how care home managers and staff have developed strategies for avoiding or minimising its use
This At a glance summary examines nutritional care in relation to older people. As part of its Nutrition Action Plan, the Department of Health has asked SCIE to provide guidance on nutrition for the social care sector.
SCIE Research briefings
SCIE response to the European Commission proposals for the development of a European mental health strategy.