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

Giving medicines covertly

A quick guide for care home managers and home care managers providing medicines support.

Download the giving medicines covertly guide (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.

Download the advance care planning guide (PDF)

Person-centred future planning

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

Download the person-centred future planning guide (PDF

Helping to prevent pressure ulcers

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

Download the helping to prevent pressure ulcers guide (PDF)

Dementia: discussing and planning support after diagnosis

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

Download the dementia support guide (PDF)

Promoting independence through intermediate care

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

Download the intermediate care guide (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.

Download the what to expect during assessment and care planning guide (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.

Download the record keeping and ordering of medicines guide (PDF)

Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect

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

Download the theraputic interventions after abuse and neglect guide (PDF)

 Getting help to overcome abuse 

A quick guide for young people receiving support after abuse.

Download the help to overcome abuse guide (PDF)

Helping to prevent infection

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

Download the helping to prevent infection guide (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.

Download the moving between hostpital and home guide (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.

Download the recognising and preventing delirium guide (PDF)

Building independence through planning for transition 

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

Download the planning for transition guide (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. 

Download the improving oral health guide (PDF)

Better home care for older people

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

Download the better home care for older people guide (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.