SCIE news and events - 21 to 30

  • Helping communities and neighbourhoods blossom 25 September 2017Open

    A blog on the SCIE site by By Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adults and Health, Leeds City Council and Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups. It's about how asset-based approaches can support local communities and neighbourhoods.

  • SCIELine news e bulletin 22 September 2017Open

    22 September edition featuring Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and arts in care homes, along with SCIE's presence at the National Children and Adult Services Conference in October.

  • Using creative arts in care homes to improve residents' lives 21 September 2017Open

    Creative arts can delight and inspire residents who live in care homes. A new useful online resource, published today, offers practical guidance on how to engage residents in creative arts, such as dance, puppetry and digital arts. The resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get started.

    This website is a fantastic resource and place to seek guidance.

    Activities coordinator

  • Technology and dementia 18 September 2017Open

    An article in Engineering and Technology magazine by SCIE's Pamela Holmes, about supporting people living with dementia - and their carers

    We believe that used sensitively and thoughtfully, technology can enhance rather than replace human relationships

  • SCIELine e Bulletin 18 August 2017 18 August 2017Open

    In this edition: If you work with looked after children you can now keep up to date by registering an interest so that you receive more targeted news about this area of social care. Also: Care Act assessment and eligibility training 26 & 26 September. And: Learning from safeguarding adults reviews

  • Technology supporting people living with dementia and their carers 02 August 2017Open

    Technology has so much to offer people living with dementia and their carers: access to information, advice and entertainment as well as reassurance for a carer who does not live near a loved one. Used sensitively and thoughtfully, technology enhances rather than replaces human relationships and interactions. SCIE's new resource support people with dementia - and their carers; and includes practical tips.

  • Paul Burstow announced as new SCIE chair 27 July 2017Open

    Paul Burstow – social policy expert and former minister of state for social care - has been appointed as chair of the national improvement agency and independent charity, the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Following a competitive selection process and formal approval by the SCIE Board of Trustees today, Paul takes over from Lord Michael Bichard as chair with immediate effect.

    I am looking forward to working with the team at SCIE. These are tough times for social care and now more than ever the sector needs a practical solutions-focused improvement agency.

  • CQC report: specialist mental health care in England. SCIE response 21 July 2017Open

    The Care Quality Commission has published findings from comprehensive inspections of mental health services. A high number of services were rated as 'good'. However, the report also identifies several areas of concern, including that care can be over-restrictive and institutional in nature. Welcoming CQC’s review of mental health services, SCIE’s Tony hunter responded saying:

    Our mental health is as crucial as our physical health – and the two are inextricably linked. CQC’s report usefully highlights good practice – as well as areas requiring improvement. As part of our work, SCIE will be sharing our knowledge of what works to make services safe, and how co-production and co-design with people who use mental health services can improve the quality of care.

  • Personalisation in care homes for older people 15 June 2017Open

    Personalisation means putting the older person, who lives in a care home, at the centre of everything they do. It focuses on their personal history and strengths, their hopes and ambitions. A new planning tool and four videos have been launched today, to coincide with National Care Home Open Day on 16 June. They support managers, staff, providers, commissioners and others.

    Person-centred care sees people shaping their own care to fit their personal needs, and having access to information about what could be available. The new planning tool and four films can really support managers, staff and others to provide personalised services in care homes to improve the quality of residents’ lives.

    Tony Hunter, SCIE chief executive

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