SCIE news and events

SCIELine 24 may 2018 (24 May 2018)

24 May edition of our news bulletin focusing on our homeshare evaluation and new Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding training courses for managers

Homeshare pilot programme evaluation (15 May 2018)

Homesharing is typically where an older person shares a home with a younger person, who in turn needs affordable rent and who can offer support and companionship. SCIE commissioned the evaluation of a pilot project and worked with various partners.

SCIELine bulletin 11 May 2018 (11 May 2018)

In this edition of our ebulletin we highlight free webinars in Co-production Week in July, plus feature job vacancies for the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care. Plus join our Twitter event on Tuesday 15 May on homesharing.

What Works Centre vacancies (04 May 2018)

Practice development managers: senior social worker and social worker. Provide experience and knowledge of social work leadership and delivery of frontline services that we need to be successful. Closing date: 20 May.

Children's services: pioneering new approaches (04 May 2018)

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is seeking local authority led applications to help pioneer the development of evidence-informed practice.

Now is your chance to become a Pioneer. We encourage all local authorities to apply – and there will be a second opportunity to become a Partner later in the year. And while the applications need to be led by local authorities, we encourage collaborative bids with other children’s care organisations.

SCIE's Ewan King, Engagement Lead, Development Team, What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.

SCIE Guardian article (25 April 2018)

SCIE chair Paul Burstow says that around the country, pioneers are adopting a problem-solving approach, starting with people’s strengths and relationships.

SCIELine bulletin 19 April 2018 (19 April 2018)

This edition of the newsletter focuses on supporting older people with learning disabilities. Plus we have a free webinar on personalised health budgets on 26 April, along with training on safeguarding adults, as well as courses on co-production.

Co-production: rocket science? (17 April 2018)

Co-production sees users and carers centrally involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services. In this new blog, written in the run-up to Co-production Week from 2 July 2018, SCIE's Pete Fleischmann asks how challenging it is to achieve co-production.

Introducing cop-roduction to fiendishly difficult systems - and trying to get real change - it's a tricky business

Pete Fleischmann, SCIE's Head of Co-production

Personalised NHS budgets (16 April 2018)

Newspapers are reporting today that hundreds of thousands of people could be given the option of a personalised NHS budget for their own care needs, under government proposals. Last week SCIE's Ewan King wrote for the local government magazine, the MJ, about personal health budgets and the implications for health and social care.

Exciting times ahead for children's social care (12 April 2018)

A blog from Ryan Wise, who sits on the Practitioner's Panel at the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care. Ryan is an advanced social work practitioner at London Borough of Newham.

It was explained that the panel needs to be made up of a multitude of backgrounds and levels of experience.

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