The General Social Care Council (GSCC) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) share a commitment to putting service users and carers at the heart of all aspects of social work and social care, including social work education. As part of this commitment, the GSCC and SCIE held a joint conference in November 2003, to promote and share different approaches to service user and carer involvement in social work education and training. This report provides a summary of the content of the conference, an analysis of lessons learnt and some suggestions and practical tips about putting this into practice effectively. We hope it will contribute to further developing knowledge and dissemination of good practice in this area.
Service users resources and services
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Part of Dementia
Four people with dementia share their insights and experiences of living with advancing dementia.
Privacy is a major contributor to providing dignity in care. It can mean making sure that a confidentiality policy is in place; or making issues of privacy and dignity part of staff induction and training.
This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends.Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks.
This film shows practical examples, of how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control; and with that, dignity in care.
Care leavers reflect on their experiences of care in this short film
How the care leavers' films were made; the contribution of interviewers and interviewees
The care leavers in this film talk about how they came into care and their journey through the care system
Part of e-Learning resources
Effective personalisation and high quality care and support can only be ensured when the needs and preferences of individuals are placed at the heart of the services delivered. ‘Getting to know you’ is a free resource to help achieve excellent person-centred care and support by learning about and using one-page profiles. This resource provides a guide through the process of completing a one-page profile for staff, as a first step towards using one-page profiles in work. The resource also contains video examples and written testimonies showing how one-page profiles can and have changed the lives of individuals.
This film shows how the effective supervision of staff can improve the quality of care and outcomes for people in a supported living setting.
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