SCIE is a leading social care improvement agency. We produce practical and accessible online resources to improve the knowledge, skills and practice of care staff and commissioners, and to support coproduction with people who use services and carers.
The Department of Health and other agencies have commissioned SCIE to develop a range of freely available resources. Our resources are all currently free for non-commercial use, but you will need to register or log in to your SCIE account to download them. Please also check our terms and conditions.
If you would like to commission SCIE to develop products, please contact us.
Guides and summaries
- Practical guides on major issues in care and support
- At-a-glance summaries
- Briefings on developing research
Our free elearning materials include audio, video and interactive elements such as quizzes and assessments.
You can view them online, or download them for free into your own Learning Management System
The current resources use a technology called Flash, which is not compatible with Apple platforms or tablets. We are upgrading these resources.
If you do not have an LMS, or need further information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our elearning portfolio
Films on Social Care TV
Our free online catalogue of films is called Social Care TV
You can view the films online through the SCIE website, register to download them so you can use them in presentations or your own website, or watch our most recent films on our You Tube channel.
View Social Care TV
Visit our YouTube channel
Information and research
Social Care Online is the UK’s largest database of social care information – free to use and updated daily.
Knowledge management resources that help researchers, commissioners and care providers to use knowledge and research to support improvement
Find our products and resources
Please use the links on the left to browse all our resources by product type.
Downloading and printing our resources
Most of our publications are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) to make them easy to download and print. You can find out more about PDF files in our Site help section. If you cannot download PDF files, or would like information in a different format, please email email@example.com.
SCIE no longer produces any printed materials or DVDs. However, you can access all our resources in a variety of digital formats and you can still download all PDF and video files for free.
We also provide a range of paid-for services including training, consultancy, research and product development.
Find out more about Our key services.