SCIE news and events

  • Social work qualification verification 08 October 2015Open

    SCIE is now responsible for this service. The qualification verification service enables social workers who qualified before the introduction of the social work degree, but who no longer have their certificate, to apply for a letter which will verify that they hold the relevant qualification.

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  • Home care guideline published: SCIE bulletin 23 September 23 September 2015Open

    In this bulletin: SCIE supporting NICE in its home care guideline; response to recent news on dementia; and SCIE at events. Our new-look newsletter includes blogs and news from SCIE and the social care sector.

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  • New NICE home care guidelines with SCIE involvement 23 September 2015Open

    A new guideline has been published, promoting high-quality home care services for older people, at a time when demand for such services is set to grow. The focus of the guideline is on ensuring that home care services support the aspirations, goals and priorities of each person. The guideline is the first to be developed on behalf of NICE by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), a partnership led by SCIE.

    Good home care is a vital source of support for older people, so it’s really important to get it right. This guideline, which was developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care – a partnership led by SCIE – provides succinct, evidence-based and action-oriented advice about home care delivery and practice. It has been a great example of co-production in action because the guideline committee was made up of a varied group of people who work in home care and people who use home care services; so the guideline can draw on the knowledge of people who experience and provide home care every day. I hope that everyone who has an interest in good quality home care will read it and use it.

    SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter

  • One-third of British people born in 2015 "will develop dementia" 21 September 2015Open

    News organisations are reporting today that one-in-three of those people born this year will go on to develop dementia later in their lives. Analysis from Alzheimer's Research UK estimates 32 per cent of people born in Britain this year will go on to develop some form of dementia in their lifetime. We have plenty of resources that can support anyone involved in caring for people with dementia, from training to our Dementia Gateway.

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  • SCIE bulletin 10 September 2015 10 September 2015Open

    SCIE bulletin 10 September • Updated training & consultancy offer from SCIE around dementia awareness, co-production, Care Act and much more • Specialist support and view our brand new training & consultancy brochure • New blog on the role that singing can play in supporting someone with dementia. • TLAP director - Vacancy Register your interest • Care Act planning and Co-production; new blog by Cathy Kerr • Vacancy - TLAP Project support co-ordinator • Article from Robin Miller - joint work on organisation change in social care • SCIE at events - Liverpool, London & Bournemouth • Sector news

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  • SCIE supporting new role of nursing assistants 27 August 2015Open

    There’s a national shortage of nurses across the country and that’s having a big impact on the NHS. Care provider HC-One is addressing this by supporting nursing assistants to take on some of the roles that nurses have predominately done. SCIE is supporting this initiative by conducting an independent evaluation of the Care Assistant Development Programme, which we will report early next year.

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  • SCIE bulletin 12 August 2015 13 August 2015Open

    SCIE bulletin 12 August • Care Act and West Midlands ADASS • Increase in safeguarding notifications • New blog in Prevention Library • Serious Case Reviews Summits - Register your interest • Care Act planning and Co-production; new blog by Cathy Kerr • Vacancy - TLAP Project support co-ordinator • Mental Capacity - call for case studies • SCIE at events - Manchester, Liverpool, London & Bournemouth • Sector news

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  • Care Act and West Midlands ADASS 12 August 2015Open

    SCIE is working with the West Midlands ADASS to share emerging practice on Care Act implementation. As well as contributing learning from our national programme of support on the Care Act, we will also learn from colleagues in the West Midlands.

    We are pleased to be working with SCIE on the ongoing implementation of the changes introduced by the Care Act. We believe it provides a real opportunity to share emerging good practice from the region with the expertise, reputation and access to national good practice that SCIE provide.

    Richard Harling, West Midland’s Care Act Lead and Director of Adult Services and Health at Worcestershire County Council.

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