SCIE news and events - 31 to 40

  • SCIE bulletin 15 February 2017 15 February 2017Open

    This time, we focus on the Named Social Worker project, which provides continuity for people with learning disabilities. We also highlight the upcoming webinar, run by Think Local Act Personal, about how to improve homecare. Plus new training courses and blogs.

  • National Audit Office report on social care. SCIE response 08 February 2017Open

    Responding to the National Audit Office report on health and social care integration, Tony Hunter, SCIE chief executive says:

    "SCIE’s work indicates that everyone is committed to the concept of integration – from members of the public to the NHS, councils, and the private, voluntary and community based organisations that provide care and support. The challenge is how to transform current arrangements into a truly person-centred system."

  • SCIE bulletin 3 February 2017 03 February 2017Open

    Our newsletter focuses on supporting adults with autism; it also includes a training course on safeguarding adults.

  • SCIE bulletin 18 January 2017 26 January 2017Open

    Items on the Shared Society and how SCIE can help; plus a survey on how to improve IT for social workers; along with an update on our project on looked after children and mental wellbeing

  • SCIE's work in Birmingham quoted 11 January 2017Open

    SCIE's work has been mentioned in the Guardian. The article is entitled: "Social care does need more funds, but there are also savings to be made." Research by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in Birmingham shows that significant savings could be made if the city adopted three models of care reform pioneered elsewhere.

  • Goodbye to Amanda 20 December 2016Open

    Today we say a fond farewell to Amanda Edwards on her retirement. Amanda’s been with SCIE since 2002. Among her many roles Amanda has been Deputy Chief Executive and headed up the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care. A tribute is being paid in the office today for Amanda, whose wise counsel and great experience of the sector will be missed.

  • New mental capacity film 01 December 2016Open

    Do you know how to help someone who may lack capacity, to make decisions? In a new film, Baroness Finlay, Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, explains how the Mental Capacity Act can support care staff with difficult decisions. "The MCA isn't a blanket judgement over people's mental capacity." The new SCIE bulletin looks at this and other issues from female genital mutilation - an multi-agency response - to using art to support personalisation in care services.

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