Easy access to information from NICE on social care topics.
These quick guides are based on our guidance. They are written for specific social care audiences. They can be used for staff training, supporting people who use social care services, and conversations with health and care professionals.
Quick guides published before March 2020 may contain images that do not reflect government COVID-19 guidelines.
A quick guide for registered managers on how to safeguard adults in care homes.
A quick guide for registered managers of care homes.
A quick guide for home care managers.
A quick guide for young people and their families.
A quick guide for managers of mental health services for young people.
A quick guide for social workers.
A guide for practitioners supporting young people with mental health needs.
A quick guide for people with dementia and their family and carers following a dementia diagnosis.
A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services to help promote independence.
A quick guide for commissioners about arranging services for those with a learning disability.
A quick guide for people using adult social care services. This guide outlines what to expect during assessment and care planning.
A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support about effective record keeping and ordering of medicines.
A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families after abuse and neglect.
A quick guide for people using intermediate care.
A quick guide for care home managers. This will help care staff to recognise and prevent delirium within those living in a care facility. A Welsh version is available on the Social Care Wales website.
A quick guide for practitioners supporting young people to help build independence through planning for transition.
A quick guide for care home managers. This guide aims to help improve oral health in adults who live in care homes.
About these guides
We've developed these guides in partnership with The Social Care Institute for Excellence to give you key information for social care topics in a simple, visual format.
We also have tailored resources on a number of topics, which are designed to help you put our guidance and standards into practice.