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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Nutrition for Older People in Care Homes Video

This nutrition for older people in care homes video from SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) highlights the important of good nutrition and hydration for older people in care homes.

The film also covers the use of the “Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool” in identifying those at risk of malnutrition.

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Nutrition for Older People at Home Video

This Nutrition for Older People at Home video from SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) highlights the importance of good nutrition and hydration for older people living in their own homes.

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Mental Capacity Act Directory

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) has launched a Mental Capacity Act Directory to help raise awareness around this subject.  The directory contains a range of resources and tools to help you understand this legislation and to help you implement it.  The directory also covers issues around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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Care Act Guidance from SCIE

The Care Act introduces new responsibilities for local authorities. It also has major implications for adult care and support providers, people who use services, carers and advocates.

SCIE has created a section on their website dedicated to Care Act Guidance, it contains a range of practical resources, training and consultancy to help implement the letter and the spirit of the Care Act.  This work has been developed as part of a wider package of support overseen by the Department of Health, Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

Resource: http://www.scie.org.uk/care-act-2014

Social Care TV – Free resource for learning in social care

13/08/2014 Workforce

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Social Care TV SCIESocial Care TV is a large library of videos on social care, covering adults and young people services, it is run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  It is free to access and focuses on the English care system but can used across the United Kingdom.  All the films on Social Care TV contain real people and cover a range of important topics including Dementia, Dignity, Mental Health and many more.

The videos on Social Care TV can be accessed in any web browser and can be used by social care trainers, managers and care workers.  You can even download the videos to your computer to view later and SCIE encourage the use of the videos for learning and development.  The website is also useful for students or those looking to enter social care as a career to find out more about the range of subjects in the sector.

Social Care TV has recently won an award at the “Older People Media Awards 2013” for their video “Getting to know the person with dementia: the impact of diagnosis

For more information and to view the range of videos then visit the Social Care TV website at: http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/index.asp

SCIE: Co-production: What it is and how to do it

05/11/2013 Personalisation

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Co-production sees service users and carers working with service providers, commissioners and improvement bodies to improve people’s lives. We’ve published a guide to what co-production is and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers. Co-production has the potential to make an important contribution to all of the big challenges that face social care services.

More information: http://scie-mailing.org.uk/4O5-1XZ8O-FCRMSIW74/cr.aspx

Managing knowledge to improve social care

03/07/2013 Social Work

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This Managing knowledge to improve social care e-learning programme from the SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) helps front line social workers gain an understanding of the principles and practice of knowledge management.

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Care Skillsbase

03/07/2013 Workforce

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Care Skillsbase is a partnership between Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is designed to help social care employers assess and improve the communication and a number skills.

This online resource includes a comprehensive Skills Check, a Manage Skills section and a Compare Standards facility allowing managers to check their understanding of safety and quality.  It works within the induction standards, code of conduct for social care workers and QCF.

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SCIE: Personalisation briefing: Implications of the Equality Act 2010

03/07/2013 Personalisation

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This At a glance briefing examines the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for personalised adult social care. The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal framework which can support personalisation in adult social care. They are both about ensuring individuals receive services that are respectful, effective and accessible. It is essential that care providers from all sectors understand the implications for them. Continue reading …

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  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder Guide

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    This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and […]

  • Social Care TV - Free resource for learning in social care

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    Social Care TV is a large library of videos on social care, covering adults and young people services, it is run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  It is free to access and focuses on the English care system but can used across the United Kingdom.  All the films on Social Care TV […]