This position paper looks at the impact service user participation has made on social care services. It sets out key issues for consideration and recommendations to help improve consultation with service users and carers
User views resources and services
This knowledge review looks at the impact of foster care on foster children and families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
Users at the heart: user participation in the governance and operations of social care regulatory bodies
This report examines the experiences and contributions of service users who serve on the boards of the care councils for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Care Commission (in Scotland) and Topss England (now Skills for Care)
This knowledge review looks at what types of knowledge SCIE should draw on and how to distinguish good quality knowledge in policy making and practice. This review underpins all of SCIE's research and publications and will also be useful for other researchers.
This report summarises the findings of the SCIE Listening Exercise, which took place between February and July 2002
Research programme to establish whether the social care sector in England is ready to maximise the use of elearning in terms of technical and organisational infrastructure and in terms of the availability of e-learning content for social care.
SCIE comments on the Department of Health's plans for creating a stronger local voice in the development of health and social care services.
SCIE response to the Welsh Assembly Government's proposals on their strategy for social services in Wales over the next decade.
People with learning difficulties may need extra support when attending meetings. In her second SCIE Opinion, Cecilia looks at how this can be done, and introduces the ‘traffic light’ system of using cards; these cards help people with learning difficulties to take part in meetings and communicate whether they have something to say, they want something to be explained again or that they agree with what has been said.
I'm not asking to live like a queen: the vision of service users (or potential service users) and carers who are seldom heard on the future of social care for adults in England
SCIE consulted on DH's green paper Independence, well-being and choice.