social care provision

The new social care: strengths-based approaches

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

Beyond the usual suspects. Towards inclusive user involvement

The purpose of this report is to offer practical help to develop more inclusive involvement for the future so that everyone who wants to be involved has equal opportunity to do so.

This report examines why some groups tend to be left out of schemes designed to promote greater user, or public/patient, involvement in public services. It explores who to ensure that all those who use long-term health and social care services could have a more equal chance of having a say and involvement in their lives and society.  

 

Rating providers for quality: a policy worth pursuing?

Report that outlines the findings and recommendations from an independent review conducted by the Nuffield Trust into whether the Government should introduce ‘Ofsted-style’ performance ratings for hospitals, general practices, care homes and other adult social care providers.

Commissioning in health, education and social care: models, research bibliography and in-depth review of joint commissioning between health and social care agencies

The way that public services are organised and work has changed considerably over the last 25 years. One of the main changes has been to divide the function of public agencies into service purchasers which ‘commission’ or ‘purchase’ services on behalf of the public and service providers which provide the services. This change has been introduced across all public sectors in many different countries. The broad aim of this research was to identify research evidence on ‘commissioning’ or ‘public service purchasing’ in education, health and/or social welfare in the UK and other countries.

Specialist care : dignity and mental health care

SCIE’s Dignity in Care guide been designed for people who want to make a difference by improving standards of dignity in care. The guide now has two new sections. Dignity and mental health gives practical advice on protecting dignity in mental health care. Guide published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

At a glance 54: reablement: a guide for families and carers

This briefing has been co-produced with Carers UK. It is common for people to be unsure about what reablement is, and for family and friends to be uncertain about what it means for them. This At a glance briefing is designed to help people understand what reablement is, and what family and friends can do to help. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.

At a glance 53: reablement: implications for GPs and primary care

This briefing has been co-produced with the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This At a glance briefing focuses on research and practice evidence about reablement and explains the implications for GPs and primary care teams. It also provides a case example demonstrating the advantages of reablement at the individual and service levels. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

At a glance 52: reablement: key issues for commissioners of adult social care

This briefing has been co-produced with the ADASS Older Persons Network. This At a glance briefing outlines research and practice evidence about reablement and describes what is required for successful implementation. It provides links to evidence and information freely available online and presents two case examples of the impact reablement can have on the population and on local authority budgets. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.

Involvement of users and carers in social work education: a practice benchmarking study [SCIE report 54]

SCIE report 54. Workforce Development report 54. Since 2002 higher education institutions (HEIs) have been required to develop service user and carer involvement (SUCI) throughout the design and delivery of degree programmes. This small-scale study aims to provide a benchmark of how practice is progressing across the 83 HEIs in England which offer the social work degree, and to support the development of guidance for social work educators. Report published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE ) in February 2012.

SCIE Knowledge review 19 : caring in a crisis: the contribution of social care to emergency response and recovery

The aim of this report has been to examine lessons learned around the contribution of voluntary and statutory social care services in the coordination and provision of psychosocial support following an emergency or major incident. The report is particularly interested in unpicking lessons learned from previous incidents as recounted in the research literature and through case study interviews. Review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in July 2008.