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Social care showcase webinars

SCIE is running a series of webinars on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care in 2023-2024, highlighting organisations across social care who are taking great strides in the quest for innovation, improvements and excellent outcomes. These webinars have been an opportunity for the sector to recognise the improvements that are taking place nationally and will spark continued sector innovation.

Webinar: Sharing good practice: Developing and implementing digital tools

This webinar will explore the principles of developing and implementing digital tools focussing on care cost calculators, which allow people to estimate how much they will pay for their care, before they undergo a financial assessment.

Wednesday 20 March, 10am-11am.

How data can support better outcomes for people needing care and support, using Client Level Data (CLD)

Recorded 23 January 2024

This webinar focuses on data and how it can be used to improve outcomes for those needing support.


Tech-enabled care

Recorded 05 December 2023.

This webinar discusses what tech-enabled care really looks like in practice, and what potential it has to deliver change in the care sector. The session explores how to open up opportunities for wider digital access and some of the benefits it can deliver.

Future-proofing housing for ageing

We have known there is an ageing demographic for some time, but why are we still woefully underprepared in terms of accessible, adaptable and flexible housing?

Supporting positive outcomes for young people with complex neurodisabilities, using technology

Learn about an approach to support positive outcomes for young people with complex neurodisabilities, using technology and an integrated approach. The emphasis is on fun and informal learning, and optimising the power of potential.

Chief Social Worker for Adults Webinar series: Proportionate assessment approaches

This Autumn, the Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, is holding a series of webinars . This webinar explores the key themes and principles of the ‘Proportional assessment approaches: a guide from the Chief Social Worker for Adults and principal social workers’.

Giving a voice to everyone – the helping hand of technology for social care

Do you know your AAC (Augmentative and alternative communication) from your AI (Artificial intelligence)? Hear about real-world examples of AI-driven innovations that have already begun to transform communication support for individuals with speech and hearing impairments.

Carers assessment process

Discover an innovative online service that eases the carers assessment process for social care professionals in the UK. This inclusive platform allows carers to efficiently complete and submit carers assessments to local authorities.

Digital innovation in Scotland

The Scottish Government have set out an aim to improve the care and wellbeing of the people in Scotland by making best use of digital technologies in the design and delivery of services. Learn about digital innovation in social work and social care in Scotland.

Strength Based Practice – the Darlington Journey

How a clear strengths-based methodology, developed, articulated and owned by our staff and local communities – will impact and is impacting on the positive delivery of adult social care services in Darlington.

The Flourishing Lives tour

Slides available from the session.

This webinar explores how people with learning disabilities can be better supported to lead good lives. This session is led by two people with learning disabilities and two carers. Wellbeing is about having the opportunities to do the things that people really love to do.

Independence with the helping hand of technology

Stoke-on-Trent City Council explain how they’ve used YOURmeds to promote independence for those reliant upon medication to manage their long- term conditions. Using technology and common sense in combination, support in the home is more possible than ever before.

Strengths-based practice for adult social care enabling roles

Across the East Midlands, local authorities are seeking to transform care and support by developing and embedding strengths-based practice. This webinar looks at adult social care ‘enabling roles’, providing understanding and support over strengths-based practice.

Supporting best integrated care for all. Releasing the power of people

An overview of the Integrated Care Academy, including its vision, creation, ethos, and work programme. The sixth instalment of our innovation showcase webinars looks at how best to support integrated care for all. With the University of Suffolk and Healthwatch Suffolk.

Making it Real. The human approach in Doncaster

Integrating making it real into practice and a practice framework and working alongside real people. The fifth instalment of our innovation showcase webinars. Speaking from lived and professional experience, Doncaster want to share the story of their journey towards a human approach to adult social care excellence.

Provider Quality Oversight – practice sharing

The fourth instalment in our series of showcase innovation webinars travels to Buckinghamshire Council. Over the last two years the Integrated Commissioning Service in the local authority has been developing and embedding a more consistent and robust approach to the quality oversight of commissioned care and support providers for adults.

Wolverhampton’s workforce and integrating research

The third of our ‘Showcase Webinars’ focuses on Wolverhampton, where they are integrating research into the workforce. Social work PhDs have been funded, in-house research has been made possible and learning around use of research has been encouraged.

Citizen access to assessment in Kirklees

The second instalment in our webinar series of showcases innovation and sector improvement highlights the work the Kirklees Local Authority have been doing on the citizen access to assessment. They have reimagined their approach and had an impressive rate of uptake of digital self-assessment.

Social Work Trainee Pod Model – Gateshead Council and the University of Sunderland

SCIE is pleased to showcase a new collaborative model in Gateshead which provides robust, on-the-job training to aspiring social workers whilst increasing assessment capacity across teams.