SCIE news and events - 31 to 40

  • Children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper 05 December 2017Open

    A new Government green paper sets out the ambition that children and young people who need help for their mental health are able to get it when they need it. It suggests a new mental workforce of community-based mental health support times, and for every school and college to have an appointed senior designated lead; along with and a new four week waiting for time for Child and adolescent mental health services - CAMHS - to be piloted. SCIE's expert working group - on looked after children and mental wellbeing - is mentioned in the green paper.

  • SCIELine news e bulletin 1 December 01 December 2017Open

    SCIE's e bulletin edition featuring integration in health and social care and medicines guide for home care managers. Also a SCIE article in the Guardian about the upcoming social care Green Paper and a free webinar next week on how the Named Social Worker pilot project is supporting people with learning disabilities.

  • Medicines support for home care services 30 November 2017Open

    As far as possible, people should manage their own medicines. A new quick guide from SCIE and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will help home care managers. Included are issues such as the six rights of medicines administration and medicines policy. You can download the guide free with a MySCIE account.

  • CQC survey - hospitals 28 November 2017Open

    The Care Quality Commission: children and young people survey 2016 - experiences of inpatient and day case care. Overall children and young people’s experiences of inpatient and day case care were mostly positive. The survey results suggest there is scope for improvement in a number of areas, including: involving children and young people in decision making

  • Hertfordshire’s Integration Framework 24 November 2017Open

    We're grateful to Edward Knowles, Assistant Director, Health Integration (West Hertfordshire), for his guest blog on Hertfordshire's pooled Better Care Funds.

    Despite the task being daunting, we aim to meet the health and social care demands from our ageing population within the resources we have.

  • SCIELine news e bulletin 17 November 2017Open

    17 November edition featuring looked after children and mental wellbeing, along with intermediate care and multi-disciplinary team workshops. Also - a social care green paper by summer 2018.

  • Transforming mental health support for our children and young people. 06 November 2017Open

    There are moves today to improve how the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs are met for children and young people in care. (This includes kinship care, special guardianship orders, those adopted or care leavers) .A report, ‘Improving mental health support for our children and young people’ makes a number of recommendations that have been drawn up by an expert working group, with support from SCIE. As well as the report launched today, SCIE is launching a new website for young people to use. Based on the expert working group young people’s recommendations, young people can hover or click on an icon to discover something about looked after children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    Let’s hope the report and its recommendations will go a long way to improving the wellbeing and mental health of looked after children and young people.

    SCIE chief executive Tony Hunter

  • SCIELine e bulletin 3 October 03 November 2017Open

    03 November edition featuring support for LGBTQI+ Disabled People, personal assistants and support workers. Plus a new quick guide on intermediate care.

  • 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.

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