This page provides links to statutory and national guidance from a number of different bodies. Click on the headings below to view the linked documents:

Department of Health and Social Care / HM Government

Home Office

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Local Government Association (LGA)

LGA and ADASS

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Skills for Care and Skills for Health

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Think Local, Act Personal

Other Organisations

See also Provider Resources for Care Quality Commission Reports

Department of Health and Social Care / HM Government

Please note the Department of Health changed its name to Department of Health and Social Care in 2018.

Home Office

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Other National Guidance

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Local Government Association (LGA)

LGA and ADASS

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Click here to view all NICE Quick Guides on social care topics

Skills for Care and Skills for Health

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

See also Social Care Online – SCIE’s database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work

Think Local, Act Personal

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support Practice guidance to support implementation of the Care Act 2014 

Other Organisations