About SCIE

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

We are a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.

SCIE has transformed itself. It has a strong productive relationship with my department and has helped embed improvement across the country. We look forward to a continuing collaboration.

The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Former Minister of State for Community and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care, speaking at Laing Buisson conference, Birmingham, May 2016.

Our vision

We improve the quality of care and support services for adults and children by:

Our values

This vision is underpinned by the way we work which is:

Our products and services

SCIE bids for funding from the Department of Health and other agencies. We use this funding to develop a range of freely available resources to help improve the knowledge, skills and practice of care staff and commissioners.

We also provide a range of paid-for services including training, consultancy, research and product development.

Find out more about SCIE’s:

If you would like to commission SCIE or are interested in working in partnership with us, please submit a training and consultancy enquiry.

Our funding

SCIE is an independent charity. We raise funds by:

In 2018/19 our projected budget is approximately £5 million.