SCIE news and events - 101 to 110

  • SCIE bulletin 19 June 2015 23 June 2015Open

    SCIE bulletin 19 June • Three new dignity films launched • National Care Home Open Day 2015 • Technology and Care - Report launched • New case studies added to Prevention Library • Draft guideline on older people and complex needs • Events in Wales and London

  • Dignity in Care - three new films 19 June 2015Open

    SCIE launched three new films on dignity in care, to complete the set of eight films on factors that contribute to dignity in care. The films show some practical and innovative approaches to deal with pain management, practical assistance and personal hygiene while ensuring dignity is maintained when delivering care. These films are useful to care staff and family members alike.

    Dignity forms the basis of all our human rights. Dignity needs to underpin every aspect of how we plan, deliver and review care and support. The new films around personal hygiene, practical assistance and pain management show dignity in care in action. This might be by giving someone a hand massage because they suffer from arthritis or by helping them maintain their garden, and the impact on someone’s quality of life can be phenomenal.

    SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter

  • Keith's blog plus our report from the technology roundtable 10 June 2015Open

    SCIE's Keith Spink has written a blog about his experiences of using technology to help support his dad. He also spoke at our recent roundtable event, which looked at how technology can play its part in improving life for people who use services, carers, providers and commissioners. The roundtable was run by SCIE and the Department of Health.

    I’m a geek and web developer and I work full-time. So, how was this going to work? The clue is in the first half of the sentence. I know a bit about technology. And that’s how I help and support Dad.

    Keith Spink, senior digital developer at SCIE

  • Dementia from the inside 08 June 2015Open

    In this film we find out what it might feel like to live with dementia. Viewers will experience a little of what it is like to find yourself in a world that seems familiar and yet doesn’t always make sense. The incidents pictured in this film and memories recounted are based upon true experiences gathered from people living with dementia.

  • Deprivation of liberty - SCIE bulletin 5 June 05 June 2015Open

    A SCIE bulletin was sent out today which looked at our new films and updated At a Glance on the deprivation of liberty. It also focused on a new film looking at what it's like to have dementia. It features the voice of a woman who has the condition, and the viewer gets a view of life from her perspective. Also in the bulletin: details of SCIE's office move and new website, and a blog from SCIE's Pamela Holmes, who's looking forward to care home open day on 19 June.

    The film is valuable for anyone who supports people with dementia.

  • Deprivation of liberty – current practice / Supreme Court judgment 01 June 2015Open

    In March 2014, the Supreme Court issued a judgment on deprivation of liberty, which clarified what may constitute a situation whereby someone can legally have their liberty taken away. The judgment has a big consequence for those people working in the area of mental capacity. As with any change, there’s likely to be some confusion over the future direction of practice in light of the judgement. That’s why two new films and an updated briefing, launched today, will help those professionals in the frontline, and others. The resources, from SCIE, look at how sometimes there’s a case for depriving people of their liberty.

    The new films and the At a Glance Guide, all reflecting the important Supreme Court judgment, will be invaluable for staff working in the field. I love the bit where real-life case studies are discussed.

    SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter

  • SCIE office move 13 May 2015Open

    SCIE is moving. Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 20 May, until Tuesday morning, 26 May (after the bank holiday). All SCIE websites will be unavailable while we move our servers. Our websites will be shut down from 5pm on Wednesday 20 May. We aim to make these available again as soon as possible, but you may wish to download resources now in case you need to access them while our websites are down. The new office address is: The Social Care Institute for Excellence, First floor, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5BP. 020 7766 7400. Emergency number during the move: 07758 230 840

  • SCIE bulletin 30 April 2015 30 April 2015Open

    SCIE bulletin 30 April • Launch of the Better Care Exchange • New Care Improvement Works; web-based resources and learning tools • Care Act resources from TCSW • Vacancies at SCIE • Events in Birmingham, London and Reading.

  • Improvement support for care providers 28 April 2015Open

    Managers of care services for adults can now find reliable resources to support improvement through one an easy-to-use online resource. Two of the leading improvement support organisations in England, Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), have come together to develop a joint offer of improvement support for registered providers of social care for adults in England. Care Improvement Works gives managers, owners and care staff the confidence to challenge and change practice.

    Improvement is all about confidence: the confidence of care managers and staff to change, and the confidence of people who use services and carers to challenge. SCIE and Skills for Care’s new service should help to build that confidence by giving access to relevant, reliable support.

    Clenton Farquharson, Co-chair of Think Local Act Personal, and member of the Steering Group overseeing the project

  • SCIE bulletin 20 April 2015 20 April 2015Open

    SCIE bulletin 20 April • Leading the Care Act – Roundtable discussion report • New prevention examples – Tower Hamlets reablement service; Rotherham Social Prescribing • Mental Capacity Act Directory • Learning disability: advocate or carer needed • CQC consultation on prisons, young offenders and immigration centres • Events in Birmingham, London and Reading.

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