SCIE news and events - 81 to 90
Older people with long term conditions: new guideline 04 November 2015Open
New NICE guidelines recommend that health and social care services should work more closely together to ensure older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions receive effective care. The guideline also recommends that older people with social care needs and multiple long term conditions have a single, named care coordinator who acts as their first point of contact. The guideline was developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care - a consortium led by the Social Care Institute for Excellence with: Research in Practice; Research in Practice for Adults; Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre); and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU).
Personalised, integrated care is central to good support for older people. This new guideline provides clear recommendations, backed by research, to support health and care providers and commissioners. SCIE also offers training and consultancy services to help organisations to implement these NICE guidelines.SCIE chief executive, Tony Hunter, speaking about the guideline,
State of care: SCIE response 15 October 2015Open
CQC's latest State of Care report aligns with SCIE's focus on safeguarding and, in particular, on continuous improvement. Key social care points from the report: Having a consistent registered manager in post has a positive influence on the quality of a service; 60% of social care services are providing good or outstanding care; safety is CQC’s biggest concern; 85% of services are caring.
It is our experience that organisations - and systems - which are open to review and to ongoing learning, are most likely to perform well. The CQC report also echoes our understanding of the critical role of good, consistent leadership in creating, identifying and sharing good practice that supports and challenges staff. SCIE continues to support care providers through our range of resources, training and tailored consultancy.SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter, speaking about the report
Bournemouth beckons: SCIE bulletin 12 October 2015Open
With the NCASC conference and exhibition starting on Wednesday, our new bulletin highlights some of our activity at the event. Also in the bulletin: Safeguarding course 10 Nov in London; SCIE trustees wanted; "Integration’s happening in a place near you” – blog; “Social care’s not all doom and gloom” – Guardian article
World Mental Health Day 10 October 2015Open
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The theme for 2015 is Dignity in Mental Health. SCIE has plenty of resources for people responsible for mental health care and support.
Social work qualification verification 08 October 2015Open
SCIE is now responsible for this service. The qualification verification service enables social workers who qualified before the introduction of the social work degree, but who no longer have their certificate, to apply for a letter which will verify that they hold the relevant qualification.
UK end of life care 'best in world' 06 October 2015Open
A study of 80 countries ranks the UK as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services. The report, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, says that thanks to the NHS and the hospice movement, the care provided is 'second to none'. SCIE has plenty of resources to support anyone providing end of life care.
Home care guideline published: SCIE bulletin 23 September 23 September 2015Open
In this bulletin: SCIE supporting NICE in its home care guideline; response to recent news on dementia; and SCIE at events. Our new-look newsletter includes blogs and news from SCIE and the social care sector.
New NICE home care guidelines with SCIE involvement 23 September 2015Open
A new guideline has been published, promoting high-quality home care services for older people, at a time when demand for such services is set to grow. The focus of the guideline is on ensuring that home care services support the aspirations, goals and priorities of each person. The guideline is the first to be developed on behalf of NICE by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), a partnership led by SCIE.
Good home care is a vital source of support for older people, so it’s really important to get it right. This guideline, which was developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care – a partnership led by SCIE – provides succinct, evidence-based and action-oriented advice about home care delivery and practice. It has been a great example of co-production in action because the guideline committee was made up of a varied group of people who work in home care and people who use home care services; so the guideline can draw on the knowledge of people who experience and provide home care every day. I hope that everyone who has an interest in good quality home care will read it and use it.SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter
One-third of British people born in 2015 "will develop dementia" 21 September 2015Open
News organisations are reporting today that one-in-three of those people born this year will go on to develop dementia later in their lives. Analysis from Alzheimer's Research UK estimates 32 per cent of people born in Britain this year will go on to develop some form of dementia in their lifetime. We have plenty of resources that can support anyone involved in caring for people with dementia, from training to our Dementia Gateway.
SCIE bulletin 10 September 2015 10 September 2015Open
SCIE bulletin 10 September • Updated training & consultancy offer from SCIE around dementia awareness, co-production, Care Act and much more • Specialist support and view our brand new training & consultancy brochure • New blog on the role that singing can play in supporting someone with dementia. • TLAP director - Vacancy Register your interest • Care Act planning and Co-production; new blog by Cathy Kerr • Vacancy - TLAP Project support co-ordinator • Article from Robin Miller - joint work on organisation change in social care • SCIE at events - Liverpool, London & Bournemouth • Sector news
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