Prevention Library – Emerging Practice and Research

SCIE‘s Prevention Library highlights emerging practice and research in the provision of preventative services in adult social care.

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Guide to dementia friendly days out

Guide to Dementia Friendly Days Out

An excellent guide to dementia friendly days out book from Care UK

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How To Overcome Fear And Anxiety

How To Overcome Fear And Anxiety

This booklet from the Mental Health Foundation is for anyone wanting to know more about how to overcome fear and anxiety.

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Workplace policy to improve health and wellbeing of employees

This guideline makes recommendations on improving the health and wellbeing of employees, with a particular focus on organisational culture and context, and the role of line managers.

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Domiciliary Care Toolkit App

Domiciliary Care Toolkit App

This Domiciliary Care Toolkit App is a free resource which aims to support required workplace training.

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Better domiciliary care for people with dementia

Better domiciliary care for people with dementia

This better domiciliary care for people with dementia guide has been commissioned by the Department of Health. It is aimed at leaders and managers working in domiciliary services that are providing care and support to people with dementia. The guide supports leaders and managers in developing their workforce to enable them to provide the highest quality of care in home care services.

The good practice guide has been compiled by Skills for Care, working closely with social care employers and key partners across England. The guide is developed for our sector, by our sector so we are confident that the information, advice and guidance contained within the guide will support the development of your team.

The guide supports managers to undertake values based recruitment of home care staff, ensuring they are motivated, and supporting staff who are working with people with dementia whose behaviour may challenge.

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Volunteer Management Toolkit

Volunteer Management Toolkit

The National Care Forum (NCF) together with The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) have launched a volunteer management toolkit.

The toolkit complements existing resources by filling the gaps service managers have most frequently asked for.

It tells you:

  • Where and how you can find just enough of the “right” volunteers.
  • What to consider when engaging people in vulnerable circumstances as volunteers in care services.
  • How to go about measuring the impact and value of volunteering with the resources that are available to you.

Click here to download the toolkit (PDF).

People not process – Co-production in commissioning

This resource is all about co-production in commissioning. Co-production is an important theme throughout much of the new Care Act 2014. This resource is for anyone affected by the Care Act including people who use services, families, carers, organisations who provide services and people who commission services. It explains all the things that councils should think about to make sure they are working in the way the new Act says they should.

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Dignity in Care videos promoting innovative ideas

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) has published 3 Dignity in Care videos promoting innovative ideas to support caring with dignity.

They can be used by care staff; managers; GPs; nurses; commissioners; people who use services and their family carers or friends who are carers.

The new resources include:

  • Dignity in care: Pain management
  • Dignity in care: Personal hygiene
  • Dignity in care: Practical assistance

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  • Communicating with people with a learning disability

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    This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

    by on 27/03/2015 - 0 Comments

    The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]

  • Sensible Risk Assessment in Care Settings

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    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings.  The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.

  • CCTV in Care Homes - CQC Guidance

    by on 19/01/2015 - 0 Comments

    The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes.  It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance.  The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.

  • Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    by on 11/12/2015 - 0 Comments

    Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.