SCIE news and events

Panorama: homecare (21 March 2017)

Last night Panorama investigated the challenges facing homecare providers. The programme looked at the issue of delayed transfers of care. Think Local Act Personal, SCIE and Helen Sanderson Associates recently hosted a seminar on homecare.

SCIE chair appointment, with update (16 March 2017)

Update, 16 March 2017: The appointment of Alison O’Sullivan as SCIE chair is no longer proceeding. Lord Bichard will continue in the role of chair until a new chair is appointed. A new recruitment process will begin shortly. Original announcement, 07 March 2017: Alison O’Sullivan, a former President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and former director of children’s, adults and social services at Kirklees and Bradford, has been appointed as the new chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

SCIE response to the budget (08 March 2017)

Responding to the budget, SCIE's chief executive Tony Hunter says:

The additional £2bn funding for social care is welcome. The challenge now is how to use this investment to deliver sustainable transformation. Evidence that SCIE is gathering indicates that by using all the resources and assets available – including the NHS, local authorities, voluntary, community and family support – and integrating them around the person, we can make a real difference. This is by no means easy and requires all of us to think differently about our roles and responsibilities to ensure high quality care and support.

New SCIE chair appointed (07 March 2017)

Alison O’Sullivan, a former President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and former director of children’s, adults and social services at Kirklees and Bradford, has been appointed as the new chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Total transformation of health and care: updated paper (03 March 2017)

Next week's budget is likely to feature integrated health and care. Both services need to be transformed in order to improve cost-effectiveness and outcomes - the challenge is how. Our updated paper on Total Transformation looks at the potential of scaling up small, community-based preventative services. A city like Birmingham could improve outcomes and save over £9m by taking this approach. Total Transformation now includes new examples, such as the British Red Cross Support at Home following a hospital stay. It also includes a 'logic model' to build a case for incremental investment in promising - but less proven - models of care.

SCIE bulletin 15 February 2017 (15 February 2017)

This time, we focus on the Named Social Worker project, which provides continuity for people with learning disabilities. We also highlight the upcoming webinar, run by Think Local Act Personal, about how to improve homecare. Plus new training courses and blogs.

Named social worker report (15 February 2017)

In six areas of the country, a 'named social worker' is being provided for people with learning disabilities, providing better continuity of care. Today we publish an interim report on the project.

National Audit Office report on social care. SCIE response (08 February 2017)

Responding to the National Audit Office report on health and social care integration, Tony Hunter, SCIE chief executive says:

"SCIE’s work indicates that everyone is committed to the concept of integration – from members of the public to the NHS, councils, and the private, voluntary and community based organisations that provide care and support. The challenge is how to transform current arrangements into a truly person-centred system."

Reimagining home care (06 February 2017)

New blog for the SCIE site: Helen Sanderson says that to address 'significant problems' in home care, a focus on needed on creating local wellbeing teams.

SCIE bulletin 3 February 2017 (03 February 2017)

Our newsletter focuses on supporting adults with autism; it also includes a training course on safeguarding adults.

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