SCIE news and events - 11 to 20
New SCIE chair appointed 07 March 2017Open
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 2017Open
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 2017Open
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 2017Open
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 2017Open
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 2017Open
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 2017Open
Our newsletter focuses on supporting adults with autism; it also includes a training course on safeguarding adults.
SCIE bulletin 18 January 2017 26 January 2017Open
Items on the Shared Society and how SCIE can help; plus a survey on how to improve IT for social workers; along with an update on our project on looked after children and mental wellbeing
SCIE's work in Birmingham quoted 11 January 2017Open
SCIE's work has been mentioned in the Guardian. The article is entitled: "Social care does need more funds, but there are also savings to be made." Research by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in Birmingham shows that significant savings could be made if the city adopted three models of care reform pioneered elsewhere.
Goodbye to Amanda 20 December 2016Open
Today we say a fond farewell to Amanda Edwards on her retirement. Amanda’s been with SCIE since 2002. Among her many roles Amanda has been Deputy Chief Executive and headed up the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care. A tribute is being paid in the office today for Amanda, whose wise counsel and great experience of the sector will be missed.
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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