Advice and practical support on communicating with the social care sector
The social care sector is large, diverse and constantly changing. When you’re developing your plan to engage and communicate with the sector, it’s easy to overlook influential stakeholders – or to waste limited resources on inefficient channels.
SCIE can help you to develop and deliver a cost-effective communications and stakeholder engagement plan.
Reaching social care
SCIE has extensive reach within the social care and related sectors.
- 125,000 people are registered for the SCIELine ebulletin
- 2.5 million visitors to the SCIE website per year
- 25,000 twitter followers
- 175,000 contacts on our database
We have provided communications advice and support to:
- Government departments
- national charities
- local authorities
- ADASS regions
- NHS agencies
- research units within universities.
SCIE can provide:
- Expert advice on communicating with the social care sector including providers, commissioners, service users and carers
- Access to SCIE’s channels
- Digital marketing development and delivery including direct email campaigns
- Social media campaign development and delivery
- Press campaign development and delivery
- Event management
- Expert speakers including people who use services and carers
- Evaluation of communications and marketing campaigns including: web, press and social media activity analysis.
Client case studies
Child and family social worker Employer Endorsement Guidance
Daisy Bogg Consultancy is developing new guidance with SCIE and Research in Practice (RiP), to support employers to:
- recruit, support, assess and endorse social workers at the end of their ASYE year of practice
- develop a method to assess and endorse experienced social workers and social work supervisors.
National Better Care Fund Implementation Programme
SCIE’s role involved: developing a national social media campaign to promote the programme; writing and placing articles in leading journals (e.g. LGC and HSJ); disseminating national How To Guides including publishing them on the SCIE website; and promoting the Better Care Exchange through video, twitter and other channels.
Learning into Practice Project summits
SCIE provided bookings and venue management for three summits on learning from children’s safeguarding serious case reviews. All events were rapidly oversubscribed and SCIE developed a process for ensuring a wide range of backgrounds and sectors were represented. Given the high level of interest in the sessions, SCIE also developed a process for those who were unable to attend to register their interest in further information about the project.
Micro-Enterprises in Adult Social Care: Communications plan
SCIE hosted a roundtable event with University of Birmingham on the findings of their report:
SCIE also provided advice on the communications plan, including appropriate channels to support dissemination, and developed and delivered a social media plan to help promote the report.
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