Care and health consultancy and improvement support

Expert advice, consultancy and improvement support for children’s, families’ and adults’ care and health sectors. 

You can commission SCIE to help you plan, commission, research, evaluate and deliver better care and support to people who use services. 

Our social care consultancy and improvement services complement our training and our freely-available resources. Many clients commission a combination of consultancy and training support.

SCIE’s guides and resources have been providing valuable advice to care providers for years. I welcome the development of SCIE’s practical training and consultancy services to support improvement and embed good practice.

Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England

Support with inspection for care providers

Prepare for CQC inspection and deliver improvements post-inspection. We can help you to assess your current performance, and to develop and deliver improvement plans to help your services to be safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Policies and procedures review

SCIE can review and update your policies  and procedures to reflect good practice, regulatory and legislative requirements as set out by CQC, NICE, the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act.

Care Act

Local authorities and care providers can work with SCIE to implement the Care Act: develop the skills, processes and cultures necessary, and evaluate progress on implementation and impact.

New models of care – evaluation

SCIE and SQW can help New Models of Care vanguard sites to evaluate their process, impact and efficiency of vanguard sites.

Integrated care

SCIE provides support on integrating health and care systems for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, care and health providers, service user and carer networks.

Research and information

We can undertake primary and secondary research, systematic reviews and scope information for you to use in your own research on key social care topics, and to inform decision-making.


We can evaluate the impact of your care services, processes or systems, on a short, medium or long-term basis.

Safeguarding reviews and audits

We use a systems-approach to safeguarding case reviews, learning reviews and audits, and provide a comprehensive package including training, mentoring and quality assurance.

Digital services

We can produce online guides, self-audit tools, films and elearning resources.

Communications support

Use our knowledge of the social care sector to plan and deliver your communications and engagement activity.

Contact us

To discuss your organisational needs or request a quote for our consultancy services please complete our enquiries form