SCIE news and events - 11 to 20
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.
Social care funding in the news 16 December 2016Open
This week has seen much coverage of social care in the news. The issue featured in Prime Minister's Question Time on Wednesday and on Thursday it was announced that ministers will let local authorities bring forward council tax rises. SCIE's Ewan King wrote a blog for the Department of Health giving his response.
New mental capacity film 01 December 2016Open
Do you know how to help someone who may lack capacity, to make decisions? In a new film, Baroness Finlay, Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, explains how the Mental Capacity Act can support care staff with difficult decisions. "The MCA isn't a blanket judgement over people's mental capacity." The new SCIE bulletin looks at this and other issues from female genital mutilation - an multi-agency response - to using art to support personalisation in care services.
Care workers: building the future social care workforce 17 November 2016Open
It is well recognised that more care workers are needed to meet the care and support needs of the future. A new paper from the Social Care Institute for Excellence looks at three hypothetical future scenarios, and how the sector might respond to the challenges and opportunities those scenarios offer in relation to recruiting, training and retaining care workers.
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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