Quick guides

A quick, easy way to access key information from NICE on social care topics.

These guides have been developed jointly by SCIE and NICE with the aim of providing key information about social care topics in a concise and quick-to-read format. They are for people who don't have the time to read large guidelines and quality standards.

Cover of resource: Promoting independence through intermediate care

Promoting independence through intermediate care

A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services.

Cover of resource: What to expect during assessment and care planning

What to expect during assessment and care planning

A quick guide for people using adult social care services.

Cover of resource: Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines

Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines

A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.

Cover of resource: Getting help to overcome abuse

Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect

A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families.

Cover of resource: Getting help to overcome abuse

Getting help to overcome abuse

A quick guide for young people receiving support

Cover of resource: Helping to prevent infection

Helping to prevent infection

A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes

Cover of resource: Discussing and planning medicines support

Discussing and planning medicines support

A quick guide for homecare managers providing medicines support

Cover of resource: Building independence through planning for transition

Building independence through planning for transition

A quick guide for practitioners supporting young people

Cover of resource: Recognising and preventing delirium

Recognising and preventing delirium

A quick guide for care home managers

Cover of resource: Improving oral health for adults in care homes

Improving oral health for adults in care homes

A quick guide for care home managers

Cover of resource: Better home care for older people

Better home care for older people

A quick guide for people who arrange their own care

Cover of resource: Moving between hospital and home, including care homes

Moving between hospital and home, including care homes

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care

Cover of resource: Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

A quick guide for people using intermediate care services