SCIE news and events

Northern Ireland: Registration of care workers (13 October 2016)

The Department of Health (Northern Ireland) has commissioned SCIE to support their evaluation of the impact of social care workforce registration and the implementation of codes of conduct and practice standards.

Unconscious bias in social care (03 October 2016)

SCIE trustee and diversity consultant Dr Ossie Stuart says: "Unconscious bias isn't just somebody else problem; it’s also yours. It has has huge implications for social care."

SCIE e bulletin 26 September 2016 (27 September 2016)

Our new bulletin focuses on child neglect, which can seriously harm children and young people's wellbeing. SCIE has developed a new e-learning course, plus related workshop, for all practitioners who come into contact with cases of neglect. Also in the bulletin: A focus on integrated care, care providers & safeguarding. All of this on the day that Community Care Live starts in London. Come and see us on Stand 17.

Report: Social care for older people (15 September 2016)

A report from the King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust, out today, looks at the current state of social care services for older people in England. It considers the impact of cuts in local authority spending on social care providers and on older people, their families and carers.

Understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions (08 September 2016)

The pressures on acute hospital care are intense. There are estimates of over two million unplanned hospital admissions per year of people aged over 65. A new study has asked older people about their experiences of emergency admissions. The project has been run by the University of Birmingham and was overseen by a national ‘Sounding Board’ comprising: Age UK; Agewell; the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services; the NHS Confederation; and SCIE.

National living wage - Resolution Foundation report (31 August 2016)

A new report out by the Resolution Foundation: Rising to the challenge: early evidence on the introduction of the National Living Wage in the social care sector. SCIE's Ewan King is quoted in People Management magazine.

It is encouraging to see that care providers are making progress in introducing the NLW, despite financial pressures. It is important to learn and share examples of how some services and areas are managing the increase in wages more effectively than others. And crucially we need to manage this issue as an integrated health and care system.

SCIE's director of business development and delivery, Ewan King

Using the SCIE method. Learning from Significant Case Reviews in Scotland (31 August 2016)

The Scottish Care Inspectorate have published their review of serious case reviews for the period covering 2012-2015. It says: ‘Those using the Social Care Institute for Excellence’s (SCIE) approach were generally more reflective and thorough. The Scottish Government and Child Protection Committees Scotland should work together to support better quality in SCRs and greater consistency in approach. This should include building capacity for undertaking SCRs using the SCIE method and other accredited approaches.”

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

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