This paper looks at three hypothetical future scenarios, and considers how the sector might respond to the challenges and opportunities those scenarios offer. It also highlights the common responses and actions that may help to attract more people to a career working in care.
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For people living in care homes, infections can be serious, and in some cases, life-threatening. This quick guide provides information for managers and care home staff on the most important methods of preventing infection. It covers hand decontamination; using personal protective equipment, such as gloves and aprons; sharps, waste disposal, and educating and informing residents and their visitors. The guide also includes links to additional sources of information. It has been co-produced by NICE and SCIE, and is based on NICE’s guideline on healthcare associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care and quality standard on infection prevention and control.
Building the future social care workforce: a scoping study into workforce readiness, recruitment and progression in the social care sector
This report presents the findings of a scoping study into workforce readiness, recruitment and progression in the social care sector, with a specific focus on East London. The research was carried out by SCIE and supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
Evaluation of the Care Assistant Development Programme: Learning from early implementation - SCIE evaluation report for HC-One
An independent evaluation of a Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP) designed to develop senior carers into nursing assistants in HC-One care homes.
This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends.Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks.
This film for social care supervisors and staff is about how staff skills are enhanced through supervision for staff working in care homes for older people.
Part of e-Learning courses
e-Learning course for health and care workers describing reablement, how it differs from home care and intermediate care, and why and how the service should be delivered.
Review of the impact of the Social Care Governance workbook (NI)
This workbook uses a social care governance framework to support practitioners, managers and teams to reflect on and evaluate their practice and to make improvements.
This resource is for anyone interested in induction in social care. You may be about to enter the sector, or you may be a trainer or a manager overseeing induction .You may be a service user or carer with an interest in the quality of care. This resource provides an explanation of the Common Induction Standards produced by Skills for Care.
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