Social care provision resources and services
These guidelines provide guidance on how to producing information in an accessible way. They were originally produced for internal use, but SCIE has now decided to make them publicly available in response to a number of requests for such resources.
Report intended to help information professionals and researchers make informed choices when planning searches on social care topics
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commissioned SCIE in 2010 to define excellence in adult social care services in England. This definition was developed in consultation with a range of people who provide and use care services. It also draws on of selected research and examples of quality frameworks in social care. This report provides the definition of excellence and identifies its four essential elements. Three of these relate to improvements in people's lives as a result of using the service: choice and control; good relationships; spending time purposefully and enjoyably. The fourth element relates to organisational and service factors which enable these outcomes to be achieved and sustained. CQC will use this report to help develop its new quality information system for regulated adult care services in England.
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. The scoping and engagement report shows the detail of the work SCIE did to develop the definition, including consultations with users, carers, providers and commissioners. It includes examples of good practice from top-rated social care services.
SCIE guide to age equality and age discrimination in social care
SCIE guide to collaborative working in social care
Report bringing together adult social care and health with sustainable development
This briefing argues that support given as social care can help improve health and reduce health disadvantage. Improving access to social care interventions is therefore important to any strategy for reducing health inequality.
Guidance to support commissioners and providers of social care services to work effectively with refugees and asylum seekers
Briefing looking at the ethical issues which local strategies and protocols should reflect and which practitioners should think about when supporting people to use telecare services.