SCIE news and events - 11 to 20

  • LGBTQI+ Disabled People: social care 25 October 2017Open

    Until now, not much has been documented about the experiences of using self-directed social care support by LGBTQI+ Disabled People. LGBTQI+ Disabled People say they have experienced prejudice and social isolation. They also say they are worried that if they come out to PAs / support workers or those that assess and review their support, then that support could be compromised. A new report, along with two films and two At a glance briefings, highlight, for the first time, some of the issues faced by LGBTQI+ Disabled People in England. They say that too often they have to make ‘bad bargains’ with PAs / support workers whereby they have (out of necessity) carried on with PA relationships even when there was an element of self-censorship or discrimination.

  • Northern Ireland evaluation findings. 24 October 2017Open

    Supported by SCIE, the evaluation of the impact of the registration of the social care workforce and the introduction of new professional standards for social care workers reports its findings from the first year of this five-year study. You can view headline findings in infographics and in detail as data tables.

  • Why think delirium? 18 October 2017Open

    Sharon Blackburn from the National Care Forum on the SCIE / NICE quick guide on delirium. It can support care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it. The guide will also be useful for staff training.

    The key is knowing the person, understanding what is normal for them. Ensuring that they are only on the medication that is absolutely necessary.

    Sharon Blackburn

  • New approach to ageing 18 October 2017Open

    SCIE chair Paul Burstow. A Guardian article on how older people are leading a project to improve later years.

    'The programme aims to break down some of the barriers that obstruct innovation and solutions.'

  • Even in difficult times, we need to encourage innovation in social care 17 October 2017Open

    SCIE's director of business development and delivery, Ewan King, writes for the local government magazine, the MJ, on innovation in adult social care.

    For innovation to flourish, we need to find better ways to help people bring good ideas to life. The keys to success are good leadership, co-production, more intelligent use of funding, support with evidence generation and skills development.

    SCIE's Ewan King

  • The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care: Development Team 12 October 2017Open

    At the National Children and Adult Services conference in Bournemouth this morning, the Minister for Children and Families announced the Government’s commissioning of a consortium to develop and incubate a new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care. The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is being set up with support from a development team which includes SCIE.

    Our first priority is to listen and learn from frontline professionals, the evidence and policy communities, and children and young people themselves. Every member of our consortium recognises the importance of making the future Centre a creative, responsive and practical source of support to children’s social care.

    Greg Wilkinson, who will lead the development team as Programme Director

  • New in the Guardian: SCIE chair Paul Burstow 25 September 2017Open

    Writing for the Guardian today, SCIE's chair Paul Burstow says: 'When moving between hospitals, home and care homes, it can be harmful to those receiving care if the process is poorly managed.' Paul's article is about how getting these moves – these transfers of care – right can make a huge difference.

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