SCIE Responds To Call For ‘World Class’ Social Care Service

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) welcomes the challenges outlined by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care Services, Ivan Lewis, following publication of the Status of Social Care Services – A Review 2007.

“This is a very timely report,” said SCIE’s acting chief executive, Amanda Edwards. “It will make a valuable contribution to our current discussions about the next stages of SCIE’s work. We agree that the people who use social care are entitled to a world class service and we welcome the reports support for SCIE’s role in developing excellence.

“Tackling the issue of disseminating the knowledge about what works is vital. It is also essential that social care organisations are able to use that knowledge in a practical way to improve the care they provide. SCIE has made good progress in sharing the evidence, as indicated by our recent impact and communications surveys, and we well-placed to take forward many of the recommendations in the report.

“We acknowledge the need for greater coordination between the national bodies working in social care, and look forward to working with the Minister and partners even more effectively in the future. We believe that our focus on the knowledge and experiences of people who use care services, and their carers, is essential to future improvements.”