This Introduction to... briefing gives a brief overview of Children’s Social Care (CSC) and the relevant legislation and policy framework. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience in this area.
Social care provision resources and services
SCIE guide to help older people, their carers and those working in older people's services to understand what is meant by dignity and how it can be embedded into practice.
Reports on the key messages from a roundtable discussion on technology in social care and how it can help support the goals of the Care Act. The event was jointly hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the Department of Health and is one of a series of roundtable discussions exploring how to improve care and support at a time of growing demand, demographic change and financial constraint. Key messages from the event are reported, and include: the need to establish a national and local vision; use technology to solve a specific problem; the need to test and co-produce technological and digital solutions with people who use services and carers; the need to develop knowledge and skills in the social care sector; the importance of digital inclusion; the role of technology in data-sharing and decision-making. The report includes summaries of presentations from Jon Rouse, Keith Spink, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Jim Thomas, Madeline Starr and Charlotte Black. The roundtable has also used to help inform the thinking of the National Information Board.
This guide explains how services can improve access to care for people with autism and meet the requirements of the Department of Health's Autism Strategy.
The purpose of this guide is to support commissioners and providers of social care services to work effectively with refugees and asylum seekers.
This guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs.
This film highlights the importance of commissioning good quality person-centred home care for older people with complex needs.
Fair Access to Care Services: a guide about prioritising eligibility for care and support
Part of Co-production
A guide to what co-production is and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers.
This resource introduces the concepts of health inequalities and provide practical examples of the ways in which all of social work practice contributes to tackling health inequalities.