Action Plan

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. We are a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

We will share knowledge about what works, promoting our existing resources and developing new offers in areas where it emerges that needs are being neglected. For example, people living with dementia from seldom-heard groups. We will also identify areas that can support high quality dementia care and support for example, technology.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

By keeping in touch with developing practice, knowledge and research. Then by using our extensive communications channels including our regular bulletin and social media we will highlight our offer.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

Users, carers and equality groups are key members in SCIE's strategic decision-making process through our commitment to co-production at every level of the charity. Our dementia work draws on the contribution of people living with dementia to develop resources and to extend our digital offer.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

By continuing to promote co-production to the widest possible group through using our extensive communication channels and networks.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

We will continue to extend and refine our offer to those working in social care so it suits the broadest range of the social care workforce in a range of settings.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

For example, by developing bespoke training on making hospitals more dementia-friendly, by supporting home care workers to feel more confident about supporting people with dementia and by ensuring our digital resources are user-friendly and easy to navigate.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.