We work with the adult and children's care sectors to develop independent recommendations for social care. We also develop health and public health advice and guidance, which allows an integrated approach to supporting people and meeting their needs.
To find out more about what we do and how you can help to shape our guidance:
Our social care guidelines make evidence-based recommendations on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions and services. They're co-produced with social care experts.
Our social care quality standards are practical tools to help deliver good health and wellbeing for users of adult and children's social services.
They help people understand the quality of services and care they should expect. Providers and commissioners use them to assess performance and make improvements.
Tools and resources
- The 'Unlocking capacity: smarter together' resource helps health and adult social care work better together. It shows how collaborative working can improve outcomes for people and make better use of limited resources.
- These are short, visual guides containing key information about social care topics. They have been co-produced with The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
- quality improvement resource (Excel) maps our quality statements and medicines recommendations against the Care Quality Commission key lines of enquiry.
- A range of fictional scenarios which show how our guidelines and quality standards could be used by principal social workers in social work practice.
Social care: SCIE for NICE (YouTube playlist)Produced in collaboration with SCIE, this YouTube playlist has links to webinars, podcasts and vlogs on a range of social care topics.