SCIE news and events - 21 to 30
Innovation in adult care. New SCIE briefing 10 January 2018Open
There are some really good examples of innovative models of health, care and support for adults. The challenge now is to grow them; to scale up these primarily small-scale successes so that as many people’s lives are improved as possible. The recently-announced green paper on care and support will look at funding issues but it will also focus on the wider questions of providing high quality, community-orientated and sustainable social care.
We all share a vision of a sustainable, high-quality and person-centred health and care system. That’s to be welcomed and encouraged but, for it to happen, we need to scale up what works.SCIE chief executive Tony Hunter
Preventing infection 08 January 2018Open
A new SCIE and NICE quick guide for managers and staff in care homes. For people living in care homes, infections can be serious, and in some cases, life-threatening. They can also make existing medical conditions worse. It is therefore vital to take the steps that can help prevent infection occurring. Managers and staff in care homes will find this guide very useful as a reminder of the most important methods of preventing infection.
'We need to talk about doing social care differently' 08 January 2018Open
Guardian article from SCIE chair Paul Burstow, looking at the recent Independent Age report and the forthcoming SCIE report on innovation in adult health, care and support.
It should be less about what services are on offer and more about people having meaning and purpose in their lives'.
SCIELine 20 December 2017 20 December 2017Open
Season's greetings from SCIE staff and trustees; plus a webinar recording for adult social workers and news from the social care sector.
Isolation isn't just for Christmas. 18 December 2017Open
SCIE's Pamela Holmes discusses isolation, which a lot of people are thinking about at this time of year. But she says that it's a year-long problem. The article appears on the local government magazine website, the MJ.
In a report we’re publishing in January, we will say that loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are often difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve.
Great opportunities for social workers 18 December 2017Open
Chief social worker for adults Lyn Romeo writes for the Department of Health blog site about two great opportunities to shape social work's future.
I really want to hear from people who don’t always get a chance to influence the questions we should be asking about social work.
Blog. How was intermediate care for my sister? 18 December 2017Open
Carer Toni Foers, who helped develop the SCIE / NICE quick guide, talks about how her sister benefited from intermediate care.
It’s all too easy for people to mistake intermediate care for merely ‘caring’ and this guide clearly sets out to explain the difference so that people know just what they can expect.
Putting the ‘I’ back into multi-disciplinary teams 15 December 2017Open
Dr Robin Miller, deputy director of the Health Services Management Centre, blogs for SCIE.
MDTs stand or fall on their internal dynamics and the ability of individual members to support, challenge and inspire their colleagues.
How do we deliver on the promise of integrated care? 13 December 2017Open
A blog from SCIE associate Deborah Rozansky on how individuals and organisations are constantly striving to reconcile national policies with local ambitions, whilst operating within tight funding and budgetary restrictions.
Part of the problem has been a lack of consensus about what good integrated care looks like and how we might achieve it.
Webinar recording: Named Social Worker pilot project 08 December 2017Open
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