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Dignity in care

SCIE guide to help older people, their carers and those working in older people's services to understand what is meant by dignity and how it can be embedded into practice.

Integration 2020: scoping research. Report to the Department of Health

Part of Integrated care

This report presents the findings from a programme of scoping research and engagement to better understand what excellent integrated health and social care should look like in 2020. It also tests out the Government’s draft Integration Standard with national stakeholders and local areas and provide feedback and support for further development of the standard. It draws on the results of a rapid evidence scan, research with five case study sites, and interviews and workshops with national stakeholders, and people who use health and care services. The report provides a summary of the policy context and its impact on health and social care integration, presents stakeholders’ views about the ambition for integration of health and social care by 2020 and the challenges associated with it. It also provides an overview of people's views on the seven objectives of the Integration Standard: Digital interoperability, Resources targeted at high-risk cohort to prevent crises and maintain wellbeing, Value for Money, Single assessment and care plans, Integrated community care, Timely and safe discharges, and Social care embedded in urgent and emergency care. The results of the study confirms support for the ambition of integration by 2020, because bringing together health and social care is universally seen as the right thing to do. It concludes by providing a framework for action for further development of the Integrated Standard. Appendices include details of the case studies and the rapid evidence review. The research, carried out for the Department of Health, will inform the government’s plans for the further integration of health of social care, including the next phase of the Better Care Fund.

Better home care for older people

This guide is for people who use home care, their families and their carers. It describes the standard of care you should expect from a home care provider and explains what you should do if your provider is failing to deliver good care.

Induction standards for Northern Ireland

This resource is for anyone interested in induction in social care in Northern Ireland. It provides an explanation of the Induction Standards produced by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC).

Understanding common induction

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.

Adult placements and person-centred approaches

This guide offers quick and easy access to practice knowledge about adult placements and person-centred approaches. It includes key research findings; ideas from practice; details of relevant legislation, guidance and standards; and links to further information.

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