Delivering Cost Effective, Sustainable Change to Improve Children’s Futures
The austerity agenda challenges services in ways that are central to the future of our children and the sustainability of public finances. Representing one of the biggest areas of public sector expenditure puts services at the top of the agenda for savings, whilst at the same time it has never been more important to give children the best start in life, to safeguard their wellbeing and ensure that they can overcome any disadvantage and have the opportunity to thrive.
At iMPOWER we aim to work alongside service users, practitioners and senior managers to develop the new approaches required to meet today’s challenges; whether that is the cultural change envisaged by Munro, the new forms of service design needed to meet the needs of troubled families or the decisive shift to prevention necessary for sustainability.
We recognise and respect the good work already underway in children’s services across the country. Our approach is to build on – not replace – the good work you are undertaking and help you to provide local solutions to national challenges affecting children’s services. It is this supportive, sustainable and co-operative delivery approach that makes the experience of working with us different.
iMPOWER’s deep understanding and knowledge of children’s services coupled with our experienced team, which includes qualified social workers and people with experience of delivering change, places us in an ideal position to work with our clients to help them transform.
Our approach is underpinned by the belief that you and the children and families you serve understand what works and what needs to change. Using ground breaking methodologies, we are able to help you to understand the underlying causes of your services strengths and areas for improvement from a customer, financial, strategic, and operational perspective. We will then work with you to co-produce changes to the areas that will have the biggest impact for customers and the council.
Young people are central to decision making about youth provision, and iMPOWER’s involvement has resurrected confidence in parts of the organisation to develop and deliver collaboratively with, and for young people.Brian Aldridge, Service Director Learning & Culture, Sandwell Metropolitan Council