Support to commission, design, develop and deliver digital products for the care and support sector.
SCIE can manage the development and delivery of digital content, from agreeing the scope and writing the content – through to build, test and delivery.
We have 15 years’ experience of developing:
- web content
- web applications
- audit and evaluation tools
- e-learning and multimedia (SCORM/web-based)
- multimedia resources
- generic or bespoke learning solutions using SCIE’s inhouse software, or Articulate Storyline™
We can also provide access to our own Learning Management System (LMS), either managed on your behalf or under licence.
Client case studies
Baring Foundation - Digital resource on arts activities in care homes Open
Funded by a grant from the Baring Foundation, SCIE is curating a digital resource to support care home staff to engage residents in a range of arts activities.
Practical information and examples of practice will give ideas and inspire confidence. There is growing evidence for the contribution arts makes to improving well-being, reducing isolation as well as providing fun and entertainment for people living in care homes.
Department of Health – Personalisation in Care Homes Open
SCIE and Think Local, Act Personal are developing a new online resource to support personalisation within residential care for adults.
The resource, which is being funded by the Department of Health, will be aimed at registered managers and team leaders within care homes with and without nursing.
It will build awareness and knowledge of good personalised care and support and help care home managers to co-design and make improvements with and for their residents.
It will include case studies, video content, learning tools, and an action planning tool designed to reflect CQC's key questions are services responsive and caring and current NICE guidance and Quality Standards.
This new resource will be rolled out from the spring of 2017, inviting participation and feedback from across the provider sector. Further enhancements and developments, based on that feedback will continue throughout the year.
Department of Health – Social Care TV and e-learning portfolio Open
For a number of years, the Department of Health has commissioned SCIE to develop a range of films and e-learning resources. Social Care TV now includes over 100 films which have recently been completely overhauled. Our key e-learning resources - including Safeguarding adults and MCA – have been updated.
Department for Education – Blended learning on child neglect Open
The Department of Health commissioned SCIE to develop a blended learning solution (e-learning plus face to face training) which SCIE is currently rolling out. The course consists of an e-learning ‘primer’ and a scenario-based classroom event. The first pilot of this course was launched in 2015, delivered on SCIE’s own Learning Management System.
University of Birmingham – Organisational change in social care Open
SCIE converted the University of Birmingham’s research on managing change into an accessible multimedia resource. The purpose of this resource is to support managers working in adult social care to be more knowledgeable about, and confident in the application of different approaches to managing change.
NIHR School for Social Care Research: Carer-related research and knowledge – digital resource Open
The NIHR School for Social Care Research has commissioned SCIE and the Open University to review existing evidence about carers’ lives and caring issues, and to develop a new digital resource to provide access to this knowledge.
The Open University is carrying out the review of national and international evidence.
SCIE is developing a framework for structuring that evidence, and an online tool to ensure policy makers and practitioners can more easily access the information from one place.
The aim is to support the wider use of carer-related knowledge and research, raise awareness of the impact of caring and improve outcomes for carers.
The new SCIE resource will enable policymakers, commissioners and practitioners to access reliable information to support decision making about support to carers.
It will also help to meet the enhanced requirements for carer support embodied in the Care Act 2014, as well as informing future research priorities in this important area.
An interim report on the research review will be produced in early 2017 followed by a consultation workshop held at SCIE to explore the findings with key stakeholders, including people who use services and carers.
The findings of the full report will be widely disseminated through relevant carer and policy networks and be used to inform the development of the digital resource on the SCIE website due for launch in June 2017.
Note: The term carer refers to unpaid family members or friends who support people who need care and support.
Many clients commission both our digital production services together with our communications services to ensure their resource reach the right audiences.
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