SCIE‘s Prevention Library highlights emerging practice and research in the provision of preventative services in adult social care.
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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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).
Click here to view the directory.
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.
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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
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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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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 …
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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.