Resources and support to help implement the Care Act 2014
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- SCIE resources list: See a list of our current featured resources below.
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
This online resource provides details of emerging practice and research in the provision of prevention services in adult social care. It has been commissioned by the Department of Health to support and inform commissioners of prevention services in local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England. Contents includes prevention service examples submitted by commissioners and providers across England; references to recent research and associated resources derived from SCIE's Social Care Online database; and short film on prevention in adult social care introducing the Prevention Library.
Who knows best? Older people’s contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
This video summarises the key findings of a research project which interviewed 104 older people about their emergency admissions to hospital. Their views and those health and social care professionals are key to understanding and responding to the rising number of unplanned hospital admissions. The project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research, and run by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.
Part of Safeguarding adults
This e-learning resource aims to promote the safeguarding of adults at risk. The resource explores the following questions: What is 'adult safeguarding’ and how does it affect each and every one of us?; How do I recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse?; What can I do if I suspect that someone is being harmed?; What should I do if I believe someone is being harmed but the person asks me to keep the information confidential and take no action?; What can I do to make it much less likely that a person might be harmed?; How do I ensure that adult safeguarding is managed correctly in the context of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The resource also includes two 'life stories' to illustrate key adult safeguarding issues, provides links to additional resources, and includes a quiz to help you assess your existing knowledge.
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.
Part of Care Act 2014
This resource uses a series of practice questions to identify a number of challenging safeguarding dilemmas. The questions and answers aim to provide guidance on how these dilemmas should be handled within the new legal framework of the Care Act 2014. It does not address strategic commissioning issues or discuss the role of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs). It is relevant for frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. This includes people in health, housing, the police, as well as in social care, both statutory social workers, and staff in the regulated and non-regulated provider sectors. The guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014.
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.
This film looks at the realities behind the headlines about older people and their use of hospital beds, and considers what steps could be taken to help avoid unnecessary admissions.
This film explores the steps that care homes can take to reduce the need for hospital admissions amongst residents despite their complex health care needs and high levels of dependency.
This film presents the Wandsworth Community Ward initiative, and explores how it helps keep older people out of hospital through contributions from team members, strategic managers and service users and carers.