SCIE news and events - 41 to 50
SCIELine 17 January 17 January 2018Open
Our newsletter focuses on innovation in adult social care and how to scale up / grow good examples of innovative work in health, care and support. Plus a vacancy on the SCIE board of trustees - closing date 29 January. Also: CPD-accredited training from SCIE.
Sir David Behan to step down from CQC 16 January 2018Open
Sir David Behan has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission in the summer. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care says that David's been an exceptional leader, and 'we are lucky to have had him at the helm at such a transformational period in the regulator's history'. SCIE chair Paul Burstow tweeted: 'A huge THANK YOU to David Behan for his leadership, he is a star. A tough act to follow in the @CareQualityComm hot seat'.
SCIE board member vacancy 15 January 2018Open
Your opportunity to help shape the future of social care Our passion at SCIE is to improve the lives of people who use care and support services. We do this by sharing what works, and building evidence based practice through our innovative resources, and training and consultancy services. These are exciting times for social care and SCIE and our new chair Paul Burstow is seeking to appoint board members who will develop and lead our strategy for 2018-21. You will join a committed and experienced team keen to make sure SCIE can really make a difference.
Newsletter from Think Local Act Personal 15 January 2018Open
A newsletter from TLAP. The social care green paper / asset-based area 'how to' guides / engaging and empowering communities.
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.
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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