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Workshop in progress: asset-mapping and why it can help build communities

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'A workshop on asset-mapping’ wasn’t the snappiest title, confesses Pamela Holmes, Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). ‘However, the event saw so much energy, information and engagement that it put a spring in the step of the …

Avoiding the cliff edge: making transitions work

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What do parents of young people living with disabilities – and also cognitive and mental health conditions - mean when they refer, sometimes fearfully, to 'the cliff edge'? Ewan King, Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for …

Social care faces tough times, but its transformation is still possible

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Every day, Ewan King’s colleagues gather news cuttings referencing issues affecting the social care sector and his organisation, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). On Tuesday 13 December, they were more eye catching than usual… I nearly dropped my spoon …

NCAS 2016: A chance to share perspectives on improving mental health support for children and young people in care

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Policy session: Improving the mental health and wellbeing of looked after and adopted children, young people and care leavers Wednesday 2 November, 3.45 – 4.45pm, Charter 2 Former Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) President Alison O’Sullivan joins psychiatric …

Prevention is better than cure: tips for effective sustainability and transformation plans

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"Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are becoming a type of ‘planning catch-all’ for the NHS," says Ewan King in his latest blog for Social Care News. The Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) explains how STPs …

Supporting carers to remain employed

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Juggling caring responsibilities with employment is sometimes too much. Employees too often decide they can’t do both and leave the workplace. But that’s not saying anything new, says Pamela Holmes, Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). What …

Using the Mental Capacity Act to protect people’s rights

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The last time the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) had a Mental Capacity Act (MCA) film to promote, Practice Development Manager Hugh Constant posted about it on social media, whereupon a friend told him he wouldn’t watch, because the MCA wasn’t ‘about …

Recognition and support must go hand in hand for unpaid carers

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It’s with pleasure we feature the latest guest blog from Tony Hunter, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). As part of our call for evidence coverage, he explains why it’s so important that we work together …

Everyone should have friends and support - social care has a role in tackling isolation

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Too many people are lonely. And isolation is very bad for our health and wellbeing. That's according to experts and academics. With the recent John Lewis 'man on the moon' advert, we have also seen the issue achieving ‘cut through’ …