SCIE news and events

Secretary of State's speech on social care. SCIE response (20 March 2018)

Jeremy Hunt has warned that the NHS is coming under increased pressure because of delays caused by social care. Today's speech, the first by the Health and Social Care Secretary since his Department was given full responsibility for social care in January 2018, sets out the seven key principles to reform social care which will be detailed in a Green Paper to be published in the summer.

It’s very encouraging to see that innovation will be central to the seven principles of social care reform which will inform the Green Paper, set out today by the Secretary of State for Health. We’ve recently worked with partners to see how often small-scale models of health, social care and support for adults could be scaled up to benefit as many people as possible. This is because new and better ways of delivering relationship-based care are needed, and already exist, but are inconsistently implemented or poorly scaled. It’s also good to see the extension of rights to personal integrated budgets to people with the greatest ongoing social care needs. People who use care services – and their carers – can benefit so much more when they have increased choice and control.

SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter

What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care (20 March 2018)

On World Social Work Day, the Education Secretary announces initial research themes for the new What Works Centre, plans to recruit a founding chair, and proposals for testing how to make research and evidence more useful and usable.

Multi-disciplinary teams and integrated care (12 March 2018)

SCIE's Ewan King writing for the MJ magazine on how multi-disciplinary teams are at the heart of effective integrated care.

If we are to succeed in swimming with the tide of all this complexity, and grasp the myriad opportunities inherent in these reforms, then we need to focus in on some of the fundamentals. One of these is having good multi-disciplinary teams.

Ewan King

First-line Managers and the dilemmas they face (09 March 2018)

A blog from SCIE's chief executive Tony Hunter on the QCS website. (CQC provide CQC Compliance, quality assurance and care management)

Carers in Wales (08 March 2018)

Preventative support for adult carers in Wales: rapid review by SCIE and Social Care Wales. This report looks at improving wellbeing by promoting evidence-based policy, practice and service models re prevention and early intervention.

SCIE Guardian article on social workers (02 March 2018)

SCIE's chair Paul Burstow on new ways of working and learning can grow resilient children’s social workers, including making this a priority for the What Works for Children's Social Care, which SCIE is helping to set up.

Webinar recording: Overcoming abuse (02 March 2018)

A recording of the SCIE / NICE webinar held on 27 February. In conjunction with a new quick guide for young people receiving support. The guide has been written by young people who have experienced neglect and abuse.

Getting help to overcome abuse (28 February 2018)

Published today: a new quick guide for young people receiving support. The guide has been written by young people who have experienced neglect and abuse. From SCIE and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

SCIELine news bulletin (23 February 2018)

23 February edition focusing on improving adult care services and SCIE's co-production training.

Councils can tackle loneliness (21 February 2018)

SCIE chief executive Tony Hunter writes for the Local Government Chronicle about commissioning to address isolation.

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