Guidance topic resources

Home care

Tailored resource - Implementing the home care guideline (NG21): for home care providers and commissioners
This resource will help you implement NICE's guideline on home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes. It explores how challenges to implementing the guideline can be overcome, and links to key resources and case studies to help you do this. It is particularly relevant to providers of home care services and commissioners in local authorities and the NHS.

Round table event report [.pdf]
This is a report of a round table event that took place in Manchester. The purpose of the event was to discuss how the NICE home care guideline can help to improve the experiences and outcomes of people who use home care services. This report tells the story of the roundtable and explains what other people can do to help implement the guideline.

Older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions

‘Just one person’: the named care coordinator role from the perspective of older people
This resource will help you implement the recommendations about the named care coordinator role in NICE's guideline on older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions. Drawing on the discussions from 3 focus groups facilitated by Age UK Sutton, which comprised older people living in their own homes and in a care home, it presents the views and expectations that older people have of this role. 

Making progress on personal and joined up support: report of a roundtable discussion
NICE held a roundtable event in January 2016 to identify how the guideline can be used. This report summarises the discussion, and sets out practical examples and ideas to implement best practice. This report is for managers across social care, health and the voluntary sector, including providers and commissioners. It will also be of interest to older people and their carers, and social care and health practitioners.

Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services

Multi-agency working to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities preparing for adulthood
This resource is useful reading for health, children’s and adult social care managers and other organisations who support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families in preparing for adulthood. It draws on learning from workshops held in two local areas with staff from health, education and social care organisations.

Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs

Improving how community and hospital-based staff work together to ensure coordinated, person-centred support [.pdf]
NICE held two workshops soon after publication of the guideline to explore how it can be used to improve practice. The hosts for these events were Derbyshire County Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. This report summarises the issues and actions emerging from discussions at both events. It also sets out some practical initiatives, ideas and resources that will be useful to other areas in the country that are aiming to improve practice around transition.