A quick, easy way to access key information from NICE on social care topics. 

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Dementia: discussing and planning support after diagnosis

A quick guide for people with dementia and their family and carers.

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Promoting independence through intermediate care

A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services.

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What to expect during assessment and care planning

A quick guide for people using adult social care services.

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Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines

A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.

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Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect

A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families.

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 Getting help to overcome abuse 

A quick guide for young people receiving support.

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Helping to prevent infection

A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes.

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Discussing and planning medicines support 

A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.

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Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

A quick guide for people using intermediate care.

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Moving between hospital and home 

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care.

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Recognising and preventing delirium

A quick guide for care home managers.

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Building independence through planning for transition 

A quick guide for practitioners supporting young people.

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Improving oral health for adults in care homes

A quick guide for care home managers. 

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Better home care for older people

A quick guide for people who arrange their own home care.

About these guides

We've co-produced these guides with The Social Care Institute for Excellence. The idea is to create something that gives you key information for social care topics in a simple format. 

They are for people who don't have the time to read large guidelines and quality standards.

Tailored resources

In addition to the quick guides, we also have tailored resources on a number of topics. These contain key messages and are designed to help you put our guidance and standards into practice.