SCIE news and events

Magazine for people with learning disabilities (24 August 2016)

Easy News, from United Response, is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities. The latest issue features news of the EU Referendum result and changes in UK politics since the referendum, through to Chris Evans leaving TV Show Top Gear.

Social care news (22 August 2016)

Some news from the sector this morning

Integrated health and care. SCIE newsletter (19 August 2016)

SCIE news bulletin including new training courses announced (Deafblind assesor, ddementia in the community and more) with new blogs and a research vacancy at SCIE with a closing date of 12 September

New partnership between QCS and SCIE (12 August 2016)

A new partnership will support providers in building on their achievements to date and driving improvement across the sector. Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) is teaming up with improvement agency the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Delayed transfers of care in the news (25 July 2016)

A parliamentary Public Accounts Committee report challenges the Government to address the scale and cost of delays in discharging older patients from hospital. SCIE has a delayed transfers of care (DTOC) resource to point Better Care Fund leads in the right direction. We have also written blogs on the subject.

Employer endorsement webinar: 14 July (12 July 2016)

Implementing new guidance for children and family social workers; 2-4pm, Thursday 14 July 2016. New guidance has been developed by Daisy Bogg Consultancy, and partners SCIE and Research into Practice, to support employers to recruit, support, assess and endorse social workers at the end of their ASYE year of practice; and to develop a method to assess and endorse those more experienced social workers and social work supervisors.

National Co-production Week – Nothing about us without us (04 July 2016)

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. SCIE's National Co-production Week is the first event of its kind. It will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services. It will include a Co-production Festival for SCIE’s Co-Production Network members on Thursday 7 July. Journalists are invited

LGBTQI disabled people and social care support (01 July 2016)

Are you Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex, Disabled and organising some or all of your own social care? Do you live in England? If so we need your help. Next-to-nothing is known about the use of social care support by disabled people from the LGBTQI community. That’s why four organisations are finding out more about your needs and experiences. We will use what you tell us to raise awareness of the social care needs of LGBTQI Disabled people and to highlight examples of things that do and don’t work very well. Please spare 20 minutes to help our research by completing an online survey. If you want a paper copy please email Heather Ottaway - address below.


Nurse shortage? Developing nursing assistants at HC-One. Evaluation by SCIE (13 June 2016)

Supporting senior care workers to become nursing assistants can tackle the shortage of nurses in care homes, improve the quality of care for residents, and support career development and retention. A new report by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, published today, evaluates care home provider HC-One’s Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP). The programme, which has received RCN Accreditation, consists of blended face-to-face and elearning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse.

SCIE bulletin 26 May 2016 (26 May 2016)

• New CPD Accredited Training from SCIE • Supporting integrated care in Shropshire • National Co-production week - July 2016 • SCIE Vacancies • New blogs and SCIE in the news • SCIE at events • Sector news

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