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Practice with impact

SCIE works with local government organisations to develop strengths-based, social care practice

Why work with us?

SCIE is sector leading in its support to adult social care to embed strengths-based practice. We understand that alongside supporting practitioners to become strengths-based and collaborative in their practice with people who use services, it is imperative that the right conditions are put in place to enable strengths-based practice to thrive.

Our team combines expertise in practice development, research and analysis and change management and our work is underpinned by SCIE’s in-depth knowledge of evidenced-based social care policy and national good practice.

Our approach

We work collaboratively, exploring what is working well and how to build on it, working with practitioners to re-design solutions. SCIE’s approach is based on a robust four-stage diagnostic tool and draws on our tried and tested Critical Review Tool that is designed to support leaders and practitioners to critically assess their ambitions, strengths, and areas for improvement in relation to developing a whole-place approach to strengths-based working.


Create the team

Including senior sponsorship and a practice study team to drive our analysis.


Apply the model

Through a practice study comprising data from: day in life of stories; practice insight; reflective learning; and lived experience.


Make the case

Translating the practice study insights into a robust case for change and planning.


Bridge to delivery

To produce a next-steps plan for sustaining change.

Benefits of practice with impact

  • Understand what good looks like nationally and in your local area.
  • Build the evidence base for cultural change at the strategic and practice level.
  • Identify improvements in systems and processes that support strengths-based practice.
  • Identify opportunities to commission innovative, asset-based models of care.

Get in touch

Contact us today to discuss how we can provide support