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tri.x resources  
Autism Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Cancer Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Dementia Practice Guidance  27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Parkinson's Disease Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Practice Guidance 13/03/2018 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Practice Guidance 13/03/2018 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Stroke Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
   
Other resources  
Working with Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss Published 14/05/2018 (BASW) 
Care and Support for Deafblind Children and Adult Policy Guidance Published 2014 (Department of Health)
Good Practice Guidance on Working with Parents with a Learning Disability Published September 2016 (Working Together with Parents Network)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Guidelines for Social Workers in England Published June 2018 (DoHSC)
Schizophrenia: The Facts Publish date not known (Mental Health Foundation)
tri.x resources  
Allocation Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Contact or Referral Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Responding to a Review Request 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Team Suitability Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
tri.x resources  
Wellbeing Domains 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Advocacy Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Care and Support Plan Sign Off Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Ordinary Residence Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Urgent or Interim Support Decision Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
   
Other resources  
Ordinary Residence Guidance Published August 2018 (LGA and ADASS)
tri.x resources  
Financial Assessment and Charging FAQ Response Support Tool 22/05/2019 Last reviewed 29/04/2020
National Contacts for Adult Care and Support 06/03/2019 Last reviewed 23/11/2021
National Organisations with Information and Advice Helplines 06/03/2019 Last reviewed 23/11/2021
National Contacts for Key Agencies and Organisations 19/11/2018 (online)
   
Other resources  
Assessment and Care and Support Planning  
What to Expect During Assessment and Care Planning: A Quick Guide Published 2018 (SCIE and NICE)
Dementia  
The Milk's in the Oven: A Booklet about Dementia for Children and Young People Published 2005 (Mental Health Foundation)
Mental health  
How to Look After Your Mental Health Publish date not known (Mental Health Foundation)
How to Look After Your Mental Health In Later Life Publish date not known (Mental Health Foundation)
How to Look After Your Mental Health In Prison Publish date not known (Mental Health Foundation)
   
tri.x resources  
Review Conversation Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding Needs Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding Wellbeing Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding You Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
   
Other resources  
Six Tips to Help You Have Difficult Conversations Publish date not known (Halo Psychology)
Evidence for Strengths Based and Asset Based Outcomes: A Quick Guide for Social Workers Published 2019 (SCIE and NICE)
tri.x resources  
CareCubed Aide Memoire 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
   
Other resources  
Hospital discharge  
Hospital discharge and community support: policy and operating model Published 05.07.2021 (DoHSC)
Discharge to Assess Quick Guide Publish date not known (NHS England)
High Impact Change Model Updated July 2020 (LGA)
Learning Disability  
Helping People Thrive Published March 2020 (Learning Disability England)
End of Life-learning disability   
Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities web-based resource
Mental health   
Mental Health Code of Practice Published 2015 (Department of Health)
Refocusing the Care Programme Approach Published March 2008 (Department of Health)
Occupational Therapy   
Legal Framework for Equipment Provision Guidelines Published February 2016 (London Borough Occupational Therapists Management Group)
Transition  
Preparing for Adulthood: The Role of the Social Worker Published July 2019 (SCIE)
Reablement  
Reablement web-based resource (SCIE)
Dignity in Care web-based resource (SCIE)
Safeguarding  
Being an Appropriate Adult-an independent guide Feb 2022 (National Appropriate Adult Network)
A quick guide for appropriate adults Feb 2022 (National Appropriate Adult Network)
Being an appropriate adult video Feb 2022 (National Appropriate Adult Network)
tri.x resources  
Action Planning Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Balance Sheet for Risks and Benefits 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
QUICK GUIDES FULL GUIDELINES (from 2016)
These guides have been developed jointly by NICE and SCIE to provide key information about social care topics in a concise and quick-to-read format. Evidence-based recommendations and guidance to support professional decision-making in adult social care.
   
Good information and advice Supporting adults and carers 
What to expect during assessment and care planning People's experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services
Understanding intermediate care, including reablement Supporting adult carers 
Better home care for older people  
  Safeguarding 
Strengths based practice Safeguarding adults in care homes 
Evidence for strengths and asset-based outcomes  
  Mental Capacity 
Safeguarding Decision-making and mental capacity
Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse  
Creating a safeguarding culture: a quick guide for registered managers of care homes Learning disability and Autism 
  Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery 
Learning disability and Autism Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities 
Enabling positive lives for autistic adults Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management
Person-centred future planning  
Arranging services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges Dementia 
  Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers
Dementia  
Dementia-discussing and planning support after diagnosis End of life 
  End of life care for adults: service delivery  
Older adults  
Promoting positive mental wellbeing for older people Provider services (incl reablement and intermediate care) 
  Intermediate care including reablement 
Provider services (incl reablement and intermediate care) Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community 
Intermediate care and hospital to home Chronic pain in over 16s 
Promoting independence through intermediate care  
Moving between hospital and home, including care homes Mental health and substance misuse 
Prevention Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings 
Helping to prevent winter deaths and illnesses associated with cold homes Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education 
Helping to prevent pressure ulcers Preventing suicide in the community and custodial settings 
Helping to prevent infection Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system 
Improving oral health for adults in care homes  
Recognising and preventing delirium Homelessness
Medicines Integrated health and social care for people experiencing homelessness
Discussing and planning medicines support  
Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines Complex needs
Giving medicines covertly Social work with adults experiencing complex needs
Advance care planning  
Advance care planning  
   
Carers  
Supporting people who provide unpaid care for adults with health or social care needs  
   
Transition   
Building independence through planning for transition  
Primary legislation Social Care in Health legislation
Care Act 2014 Health and Care Act 2022
Mental Capacity Act 2005 Community Care (Delayed Discharged etc) Act 2003
Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 Health and Social Care Act 2012
  Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015
Safeguarding and Criminal legislation National Health Service Act 1977
Domestic Abuse Act 2021 National Health Service Act 2006
Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Section 47 NHS and Community Care Act 1990
Criminal Justice Act 2003  
Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 Transitions (young people and carers)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Children Act 1989
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Children Act 2004
Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003  Children and Families Act 2014
  Children and Social Work Act 2017
Mental Health legislation  
Mental Health Act 1983 Other relevant legislation (in alphabetical order)
Mental Health Act 2007  Autism Act 2009
  Care Standards Act 2000 
Human Rights and Equality legislation Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
Equality Act 2010 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Human Rights Act 1998 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Immigration and Asylum Act  1999
Public Sector Equality Duty Local Government Act 2000
  Local Government and Housing Act 1989
Data Protection and Information Sharing Localism Act 2011
Data Protection Act 2018 Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
Freedom of Information Act 2000 Public Interests Disclosure Act
  Social Work Regulations 2018
Carers legislation  
Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004  
Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995  
   
The following organisations provide information on all judgments made in English courts.
 
BAILII: Case Law
Courts and Tribunals Judiciary
Supreme Court: Decided Cases
 
The following organisations provide summaries and guidance on case law following the latest judgments. You can sign up to receive notifications directly or search their archives.
 
Mental Capacity 
Court of Protection Hub
39 Essex Chambers: Mental Capacity Law Cases
39 Essex Chambers: Mental Capacity Law Resources
Mental Capacity Law and Policy
 
The Care Act
CASCAIDr
 
Mental Health
Mental Health Law Online
 
Other useful sources of information
 
Community Care Inform for Adults: Case law knowledge and practice hub  (login may be required)
SCIE: Care Act resources
Department of Health & Social Care website
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman: Adult care services decisions

COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care SCIE resource hub containing COVID-19 guidance, resources, research, webinars and practice examples from across the sector
   
Mental Capacity  
Testing for COVID-19 and mental capacity Rapid response guidance note 39 Essex Chambers
Vaccination and mental capacity Rapid response guidance note 39 Essex Chambers
   
Testing, Social Distancing and Shielding  
Guidance for taking swab samples Government guidance
   
Infection control  
COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) Government guidance
Infection control during COVID-19 Guidance from SCIE
   
Practitioner mental well being  
Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers Guidance from Community Care Inform
Supporting self: a tool with easy tips to remember in difficult situations Skills for Care tool
   
Virtual assessments and home visits   
Digital Capabilities for Social Workers: Ethical Considerations  BASW guidance 
Guidance for virtual assessments  Guidance from TSF 
Technology checklist for video calling an adult or carer Guidance from SCIE
Building rapport and establishing meaningful relationships using technology in social work Briefing from SCIE
Risk identification and virtual interventions for social workers Quick guide from SCIE 
   
Safeguarding  
Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance from SCIE
   
Learning disability and Autism  
COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
   
CQC Registered Provision  
Providing care and support at home to people who have had COVID-19 Quick guide from SCIE
Transport  
Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators Government guidance
   
Informal Carers  
COVID-19 help and advice for informal carers Guidance from Carers UK
Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19 Guidance from the Chair of the MCA Forum
   
Day Services  
Delivering safe, face-to-face, adult day care Resource from SCIE
   
Hospital Discharge Teams  
Hospital discharge and community support: policy and operating model Government guidance
Visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic NHS England guidance
   
Court of Protection  
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of Public Guardian response Government guidance