social care

National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes - A framework for improving the planning and delivery of integrated health and social care services

"Health and social care services should focus on the needs of the individual to promote their health and wellbeing, and in particular, to enable people to live healthier lives in their community. Key to this is that people’s experience of health and social care services and their impact is positive; that they are able to shape the care and support that they receive; and that people using services, whether health or social care, can expect a quality service regardless of where they live."

Patient Opinion

An independent site about personal experiences of UK health services, good or bad. It is about honest and meaningful conversations between patients and health services.

What do we know about the role of arts in the delivery of social care?

Skills for Care in partnership with Skills for Care and Development (SfCD) and Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS) commissioned Consilium Research and Consultancy to undertake an evidence review and activity mapping study to inform future thinking around the role of arts in the delivery of adult social care and in particular the implications for workforce development:

Social care jargon buster

Fifty two of the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.

The Cavendish review

An independent review into healthcare assistants and support workers in the NHS and social care settings.

The new social care: strengths-based approaches

Paper that documents a series of strengths-based approches to social care. 

Report 64: reviewing the impact of the Social care governance workbook

This report was published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in April 2013. Review date is April 2016. It describes the social care and wider governance arrangements in Northern Ireland and explains how the workbook was introduced and used in the trusts.

Attitudes to social care for older people in Northern Ireland

Report that examines the existing level of informal care of older people in Northern Ireland, and the attitudes of people to social care.

Social work practices: social work practice pioneers (mid-point report)

Report that sets out a summary of progress at the mid-point in the implementation of seven Social Work Practice (SWP) pilots with adults. The programme was sponsored by the Department of Health (DH), managed through the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and has been actively supported through a Project Support Group by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the College of Social Work, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Skills for Care and the Local Government Association (LGA). 

Self-directed support (SDS): preparing for delivery (IRISS Insights, No.18)

Evidence review that considers what can be learnt from existing research, related initiatives and experience elsewhere.