Quality standard resources

Supporting people to live well with dementia

Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementia

This resource has information for both carers and care providers. It has key messages for each audience and provides links to useful resources, further information and practical tools.

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

Using quality standards to improve practice in care homes for older people

This resource outlines how quality standards fit with other improvement initiatives and suggests ways you can use NICE quality standards to improve practice, including preparing for inspection. It also identifies which quality standard statements are likely to be most relevant for each of CQC’s 5 key questions.

The Care Quality Commission and NICE’s role in social care

This film from NICE features an interview with Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care at CQC, Andrea Sutcliffe. In the film Ms Sutcliffe talks about the relationship between NICE social care guidance and the new CQC regulation and inspection process and explains why it is important that social care services follow advice from NICE.

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes film

This is a film of a round table event that took place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea to discuss how the NICE quality standard can help to improve the lives of older people in care homes. There is also a report to accompany the film which includes examples of what people are already doing to implement the quality standard.

Tailored resource for managers of care homes for older people

This resource highlights key messages for care providers for each of the six quality statements that make up the standard and provides advice and links to resources to help care homes make improvements. Case studies give examples of how outcomes were improved by focusing on a person's needs.

The health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people

Tailored resource for corporate parents and providers on health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people

This resource is aimed specifically at corporate parents and includes key messages from each of the quality statements, key resources, further information and practical tools. The resource also contains links to relevant OFSTED judgements. 

Our lives, our standards

This film looks at the lives and experiences of a group of young people from the North East of England who are, or have experienced being, in care. The group explore why each of the quality statements is important to them and how they relate to them in the context of their personal experience of being in care.

Info4carekids

This SCIE resource for looked-after children and young people has been updated to include information about the quality standard.

Looked-after children and young people: guide to resources

This guide provides an overview of information that will be useful to people who work with looked-after children and young people.