SCIE news and events - 81 to 90
New end of life care consultation 29 July 2015Open
Care of the dying adult: draft guideline consultation. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is asking for views to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life. The BBC is reporting today that the wide-ranging draft consultation is intended for patients, relatives, hospitals, hospices and others involved in end-of-life care. Social care plays an important role in palliative care. It’s vital that social care and health professionals who work with people at the end of life and their families have access to high quality resources and information so they can give the best care possible. The consultation closes on 9 September 2015 at 5pm.
SCIE bulletin 17 July 2015 17 July 2015Open
SCIE bulletin 17 July • Three new case examples added to Prevention Library • MCA Directory - call for case studies • Care Improvement Works - resources added • Serious Case Reviews Summits - Register your interest • Vacancy at SCIE • SCIE at events - Manchester, Liverpool & Bournemouth
SCIE bulletin 2 July 2015 02 July 2015Open
SCIE bulletin 02 July • Organisational change resource launched • Prevention Library new online forum • New integration video • Care Act and commissioning • Comment on social care guidelines • Micro-providers: research findings • Event in Manchester
Change management in social care 30 June 2015Open
Achieving successful organisational change is a core responsibility for all adult social care managers. A new digital resource, launched today, is designed to support managers working in social care to deal with change within their organisations. They will become more confident in selecting approaches and tools that will assist them in ‘change management’. Until now, there haven’t been many resources to support managers. So, the new resource and film, from the Social Care Institute for Excellence and in partnership with the Universities of Birmingham and Middlesex, addresses this. It offers support for managers in care services, local authorities and integrated health and social care services. Managing change is challenging but the resource can build your knowledge, skills and confidence.
People can really benefit from online learning like this. They can remind themselves on how change can feel and they can find out how managers can be supported to adjust to change, and to recognise the vast wealth of skills they and their workforce possess. I’ve very impressed by this new resource.Tony Waterfield, senior practitioner at Solihull council.
The College of Social Work to close 26 June 2015Open
Sadly, it’s been announced that The College of Social Work is to close. The College was set up to assist in the development of, and to promote the voice of, the profession. SCIE's Chief Executive, Tony Hunter, told the Guardian: “This is a difficult time for social workers and The College itself. The important issue now is to ensure that the good work of The College is retained and built on in the future, so that the social work profession continues to be supported and strengthened to carry out their critical role.”
SCIE bulletin 19 June 2015 23 June 2015Open
SCIE bulletin 19 June • Three new dignity films launched • National Care Home Open Day 2015 • Technology and Care - Report launched • New case studies added to Prevention Library • Draft guideline on older people and complex needs • Events in Wales and London
Dignity in Care - three new films 19 June 2015Open
SCIE launched three new films on dignity in care, to complete the set of eight films on factors that contribute to dignity in care. The films show some practical and innovative approaches to deal with pain management, practical assistance and personal hygiene while ensuring dignity is maintained when delivering care. These films are useful to care staff and family members alike.
Dignity forms the basis of all our human rights. Dignity needs to underpin every aspect of how we plan, deliver and review care and support. The new films around personal hygiene, practical assistance and pain management show dignity in care in action. This might be by giving someone a hand massage because they suffer from arthritis or by helping them maintain their garden, and the impact on someone’s quality of life can be phenomenal.SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter
Keith's blog plus our report from the technology roundtable 10 June 2015Open
SCIE's Keith Spink has written a blog about his experiences of using technology to help support his dad. He also spoke at our recent roundtable event, which looked at how technology can play its part in improving life for people who use services, carers, providers and commissioners. The roundtable was run by SCIE and the Department of Health.
I’m a geek and web developer and I work full-time. So, how was this going to work? The clue is in the first half of the sentence. I know a bit about technology. And that’s how I help and support Dad.Keith Spink, senior digital developer at SCIE
Dementia from the inside 08 June 2015Open
In this film we find out what it might feel like to live with dementia. Viewers will experience a little of what it is like to find yourself in a world that seems familiar and yet doesn’t always make sense. The incidents pictured in this film and memories recounted are based upon true experiences gathered from people living with dementia.
Deprivation of liberty - SCIE bulletin 5 June 05 June 2015Open
A SCIE bulletin was sent out today which looked at our new films and updated At a Glance on the deprivation of liberty. It also focused on a new film looking at what it's like to have dementia. It features the voice of a woman who has the condition, and the viewer gets a view of life from her perspective. Also in the bulletin: details of SCIE's office move and new website, and a blog from SCIE's Pamela Holmes, who's looking forward to care home open day on 19 June.
The film is valuable for anyone who supports people with dementia.
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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