Quick guides to social care topics

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.

Please note:

Quick guides published before March 2020 may contain images that do not reflect government COVID-19 guidelines.

Topics

Creating a safeguarding culture

A quick guide for registered managers on how to safeguard adults in care homes.

Download the agenda for Creating a safeguarding culture (PDF)

Published: April

Promoting positive mental wellbeing for older people

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes.

Promoting positive mental wellbeing for older people (PDF)

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Enabling positive lives for autistic adults

A quick guide for social workers.

Enabling positive lives for autistic adults (PDF)

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Assessment and diagnosis of autism: what to expect

A quick guide for young people and their families.

Assessment and diagnosis of autism (PDF)

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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)

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Giving medicines covertly

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

Giving medicines covertly (PDF)

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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)

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Person-centred future planning

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

Person-centred future planning (PDF)

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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)

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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)

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Promoting independence through intermediate care

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

Promoting independence through intermediate care (PDF)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Getting help to overcome abuse

A quick guide for young people receiving support after abuse.

Getting help to overcome abuse (PDF)

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Helping to prevent infection

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

Helping to prevent infection (PDF)

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Discussing and planning medicines support

A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.

Discussing and planning medicines support (PDF)

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Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

A quick guide for people using intermediate care.

Understanding intermediate care (PDF)

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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)

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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. A Welsh version is available on the Social Care Wales website.

Recognising and preventing delirium (PDF)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.