Sustainable social care programme
SCIE's sustainable social care programme
SCIE At a glances
- At a glance 28: Sustainable social care: the natural environment (2010)
- At a glance 23: Sustainable social care: climate change (2010)
- Report 59: Sustainable health and social care: a briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards (2012)
- Report 51: The ethics of sustainable health and social care: Towards a framework for decision-making (2011)
- Report 35: Sustainable systems of social care (2010)
- Report 33: Independence, community and environment (2010)
Other SCIE resources
Personalisation and sustainability
Doing more and better for less
Two reports based on research co-sponsored by SCIE:
- Sustainable health and social care: Connecting environmental and financial sustainability (King’s Fund 2012)
- Environmentally sustainable health and social care: Scoping review (National Institute of Health Research 2012)
Mainstreaming sustainable development in social care
Presentations from SCIE’s national Sustainable Social Care conference, covering topics including risk and resilience, co-production, and the role of the voluntary and community sector.
Presentation to the Department of Health’s Voluntary Sector Strategic Partners Forum, providing an overview of the programme, issues, and opportunities for the future (November 2011).
Presentation at the Local Government Improvement and Development Healthy Communities ‘Building on the Past, Shaping the Future Together’ conference, setting out drivers and opportunities for action on climate change in the context of the health and social care reforms (November 2011).
- Changing Climate, Changing Conversations Climate Change and the Health Reforms, Catherine Max (November 2011)
Sustainable Development Unit
The SDU website contains evidence and resources for health and social care to plan, measure, evaluate and engage in sustainable development. This includes a bank of case studies.
- The Sustainable Development Strategy for the Health and Social Care System 2014–2020 describes a vision for sustainable, healthy, resilient people and places, and actions to achieve this. A set of thematic modules has also been published to support implementation of the strategy, including commissioning and procurement, social value, and healthy and sustainable resilient communities.
Social care, health services and climate change
- London’s changing climate – in sickness and in health. A tool produced by the London Climate Change Partnership to aid health and social care commissioners and providers as they begin to design and shape their services in the new delivery landscape.
- Hampshire County Council’s Climate Change Commission of Inquiry. Includes a short film.
- Climate change and sustainable public services is by Dr Simon Evans, lead author of SCIE's report Sustainable systems of social care. It is co-published by the International Longevity Centre – UK and the British Society of Gerontology.
Local, voluntary sector and user-led action on climate change
- Equinox Climate Change Project: DEFRA. Service users at Equinox, a specialist social care charity for people with alcohol, drug and mental health problems, produced a set of free, downloadable peer advice leaflets to help people to stay well in extreme weather.
- Greener and wiser: an older people’s manifesto on the environment - (Green Alliance 2009)
- The National Council for Voluntary Organisation’s Vulnerable People and Climate Change project is supporting organisations working with older and disabled people, including people with mental health problems to explore the impacts of climate change on their work and their beneficiaries.
- Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) project to develop a set of tools for improving the capacity of local communities. CREW is part of a network of research projects exploring the impacts and adaptation in a changing climate within built environment and infrastructure, including transport, water resource and energy systems. The network also includes the work of two SCIE programme partners: the BIOPICCC project focussing on older people’s care and the De2RHECC : Design & Delivery of Robust Hospital Environments in a Changing Climate project.
- Older People and Climate Change: the Case for Better Engagement, Stockholm Environment Institute, Project Report - 2010.
Sustainable procurement: further information and resources
- The commissioning and procurement module supporting implementation of the Sustainable development strategy for the health and care system 2014–2020.
- The Sustainable Development Unit's guidance and resources regarding procurement.
- WRAP provides advice to organisations and individuals to help prevent waste and encourage recycling, based on good economic and environmental principles. Tools and resources for sustainable procurement can be found on the WRAP website.
- Sustainable Procurement Cupboard: framework for professionals. A framework for procurement professionals to find case studies, tools, primary documents, and other content to help them to address the field of sustainable procurement. The Cupboard is user-driven, enabling you both to find others’ work and to share your work with others.
Sustainable living environments: further information and resources
- Your social housing in a changing climate (London Climate Change Partnership, 2013).
- Reuniting health with planning is an initiative by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) including events and resources to help public health and planning professions collaborate to create healthier, happier communities and places.