FAQs - Social Care TV
What is Social Care TV?Open
Social Care TV has about 140 films on current social and health care issues. People who use services and their families share their experiences, and professionals provide comment on their area of expertise. It introduces key care and support issues for adults’, children’s and families’ and while it focusses on the English care system, most of the programmes will be of relevance across the UK. Also listed are links to other useful resources, government policy and related organisations
Who is it for and how can I use it?Open
Social Care TV is for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of social care. Whether you use, commission or provide care services for adults, children or families, Social Care TV is for you. Trainers and lecturers can use it in their own training programmes. Managers within care provider organisations can use the films within their team meetings to stimulate discussion about live issues. Anyone can view films at home or at work via the SCIE website or SCIE’s YouTube channel to deepen their understanding of an issue that concerns them. Students and potential recruits can gain an understanding of the real-life situations that will face them in the workplace.
Will it be updated?Open
The entire Social Care TV catalogue has undergone review and film content will be updated throughout the year.
We will be regularly adding new films. To find out when new programmes are available we recommend that you sign up for SCIE’s email updates
Why did SCIE develop Social Care TV?Open
Social care and health care is fundamentally about working with people – not with manuals or books. Films about real people can bring a subject to life in a much more accessible and emotional way then the printed word. These films complement SCIE’s research and guidance, and provide you with a good introduction to key issues.
Do I need special software to view Social Care TV?Open
No. As far as it is possible, Social Care TV films are made available in formats that should work on any device, using any browser.
If you do experience problems viewing Social Care TV videos, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I download a film?Open
To download assets for Social Care TV films, video and transcripts, you will need to register with SCIE This is so that we can get a better understanding of who is using the Social Care TV films and how they are being used.
Once registered, download links appear in the column on the right of the page. To save the film to your computer, right click on the link and choose ‘save as’ and then select where you would like it to be saved on your device.
What’s the difference between the download options?Open
There are currently three download options. Newer films are available in MP4 format which should work on all devices. Older films are available as .WMV files (for use with Windows media player) and .MOV files (for use with Quick Time and iTunes)
How can I find a film?Open
Films are available to view on YouTube and through SCIE’s website. Our most recent videos will be displayed on the Social Care TV home page listed under ‘Latest videos’ which can be found using the link in the left-hand navigation bar.
If you are looking for films on a specific subject you can see a full list of topics on the Social Care TV home page.
You can also use the site’s search facility.
Social Care TV films are also available on SCIE’s YouTube channel
Can I use a film in another file or presentation?Open
Yes. You are encouraged to use the programmes for training and development purposes. You can either view the video on our website or download it to play locally (see ‘How do I download a film? above).
As SCIE maintains copyright of the films, please ensure you credit SCIE by including the following information whenever you use a film: © Social Care TV, SCIE, London
Can I add a film to my website?Open
SCIE encourages the wide use of its portfolio of films and related resources. However, as each title is more than just the film and the web page includes all the surrounding text and links to other sources, you are asked to link to the SCIE site rather than adding the film directly to yours.
Social Care TV content is also available on SCIE’s YouTube channel. You are able to embed a Social Care TV video in your own website from SCIE’s YouTube channel.