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

Enabling positive lives for autistic adults

A quick guide for social workers

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Our other social care quick guides:

Reducing the risk of violent and aggressive behaviours

A quick guide for managers of mental health services for young people.

  Reducing the risk of violent and aggressive behaviours (PDF)

Giving medicines covertly

A quick guide for care home managers and home care managers.

  Giving medicines covertly (PDF)

Advance care planning

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care services. This guide will support you in helping individuals to plan their future care and support options.

  Advance care planning (PDF)

Person-centred future planning

A quick guide for practitioners supporting people growing older with learning disabilities.

  Person-centred future planning (PDF)

Helping to prevent pressure ulcers

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes to help prevent pressure ulcers.

  Helping to prevent pressure ulcers (PDF)

Dementia: discussing and planning support after diagnosis

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

 Dementia: discussing and planning support after diagnosis (PDF)

Promoting independence through intermediate care

A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services to help promote independence.

  Promoting independence through intermediate care (PDF)

Arranging services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges

A quick guide for commissioners about arranging services for those with a learning disability.

  Arranging services for people with a learning disability (PDF)

What to expect during assessment and care planning

A quick guide for people using adult social care services. This guide outlines what to expect during assessment and care planning.

  What to expect during assessment and care planning (PDF)

Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines

A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support about effective record keeping and ordering of medicines.

  Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines (PDF)

Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect

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

  Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect (PDF)

Getting help to overcome abuse

A quick guide for young people receiving support after abuse.

   Getting help to overcome abuse (PDF)

Helping to prevent infection

A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes on preventing infection.

  Helping to prevent infection (PDF)

Discussing and planning medicines support

A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.

  Discussing and planning medicines support (PDF)

Moving between hospital and home

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care about individuals moving between hospital and home.

  Moving between hospital and home (PDF)

Recognising and preventing delirium

A quick guide for care home managers. This will help care staff to recognise and prevent delirium within those living in a care facility. 

 Recognising and preventing delirium (PDF)

Building independence through planning for transition

A quick guide for practitioners supporting young people to help build independence through planning for transition.

  Planning for transition (PDF)

Improving oral health for adults in care homes

A quick guide for care home managers. This guide aims to help improve oral health in adults who live in care homes.

  Improving oral health for adults in care homes (PDF)

Better home care for older people

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

  Better home care for older people (PDF)

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.