This best practice information is provided to help adult social care providers deliver high quality care, by providing ideas and links to resources.
Think Local Act Personal is a national partnership working towards transforming health and social care through personalisation and community-based support.
Support for people with dementia
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s Dementia Gateway is designed to support people with dementia, their carers and staff working in dementia services. It aims to increase good practice for helping people who live in care homes and those who live at home.
We produce a quarterly ‘Sheffield Adult Social Care Provider Bulletin’ highlighting the latest Sheffield commissioning plans as well as health and social care issues affecting local providers.
In addition we also send out a monthly ‘Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin’ containing brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.
Show dignity in care
All providers of care and support are expected to abide by the Sheffield Dignity Code:
- dignity is to be recognised as a basic human right, not an optional extra
- when providing services all staff show respect and value each customer/service user as a unique individual
- services are to respect the privacy of their users and provide services supporting this
- services will enable their users to have their say, value their contribution and actively involve the users in all decisions about the services they receive without the fear that expressing their opinions will be held against them
The people of Sheffield lead a life of dignity, maintain independence and are enabled to choose how they participate in the social and cultural aspects of their community.
Training and development
Sheffield Care Sector Assessment Centre is approved by City and Guilds, offering awards for organisations in health and social care.
We are an Assessment Centre for organisations in the independent, private and voluntary sector (IPV), Health Authority and Children’s Trust working with organisations across Sheffield social care.
For further information on our training and development courses please see our 'Social care training courses' page.