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Care themes

Guidance, advice and better practice across a range of key care themes and priority areas.

Care Act

Care Act 2014

Resources to help local authorities and care providers to analyse, develop, deliver and evaluate Care Act implementation programmes.

Assessment and eligibility

Resources to support care practitioners about assessment and determination of eligibility under the Care Act.


Resources to help commissioning officers in local authorities think through their duties and understand how to comply with the requirements of the Act.

Strengths-based approaches (SBA)

These resources describe how SBAs work in a variety of interventions and settings and provide information on how to enable and implement SBAs.

Delivering great care experiences

Social work

Information, guidance and resources to support social workers.

Social care recording

This resource supports social workers and other social care staff to improve recording skills.

Personalised and person-centred care

Resources, information and guidance on providing personalised person-centred care for care providers, managers and practitioners.

Day care

Resources to support restarting or continuing activities in community-based day services and day centres (including specialised environments)

Care system

Integrated care

Resources on integrating health, care and related services, including guides, models and evidence.

Housing with care

Guidance and advice for housing providers on their role in health and social care including safeguarding, hoarding and integrated care.


Co-production resources for health and social care managers commissioners, frontline practitioners, people who use services and carers.


How innovative, small-scale models of health, social care and support could be scaled up to improve support to adults and children.

Social care commissioning

Guidance and practical examples for commissioners to help them support providers in delivering good care provision.

Keeping people safe


This collection of  improvement support, and resources is designed to help local authorities, health and care providers, safeguarding boards, churches and faith groups to safeguard those at risk.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Information and guidance for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.

Dignity in care

Our guide on dignity in care – providing care that supports the self-respect of the person, recognising their capacities and ambitions, and does nothing to undermine it.

SCIE around the UK


SCIE supports the work of Social Care Wales by the continued provision of high quality knowledge about what works and the provision of evidence and research based services to social care leaders in Wales.

Northern Ireland

Resources which cover Northern Ireland to inform practice and service developments.