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IMPOWER is an organisation driven by a social purpose. We are a values led consultancy dedicated to the reform of the public sector.

My Story – Kareem Guishard on his future and the IMPOWER job’s club

In one sense, I’m actually really lucky. I knew back when I started college in 2009 I wanted to become…

January 28, 2014

New Report Released By Fostering Network, DfE and IMPOWER Last Week

Last week saw the launch of the Local Authority Fostering Service Benchmark 2012/13 which is based on research carried out…

December 31, 2013

The Centre for Public Sector Behavioural Economics

Today sees the launch of the Centre for Public Sector Behavioural Economics, an independent and free resource that we hope…

November 29, 2013


As a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt, we all know how challenging children can be. The same is true for…

November 2, 2013


According to legend, King Canute put his throne on the beach and commanded the tide to halt and not wet…

November 1, 2013

Understanding Social Workers – Max Wilde in The Guardian

In 2006, Eileen Munro, the author of the Information Commissioner’s report into the children’s database, asked: “When looking for a…

October 29, 2013

Beyond Nudge to Managing Demand report

RSA in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council, Local Government Association and IMPOWER Public services are seeing a…

July 31, 2013

If I could change one thing about local government….

It would be its timidity and institutional conservatism, okay that’s two things, but you know what I mean. In my…

July 2, 2013

Hello from David White ex Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council who joins the IMPOWER team

I recently joined IMPOWER as a health advisor following my retirement as Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council, so part…

May 31, 2013

Policing From a Different Perspective…

I find myself in a period of adjustment as I start working with IMPOWER after seven years working as Chief…

May 27, 2013

Staffordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire beat best of private sector at customer engagement – MCA Awards 2013

The management Consulting industry recognises public sector innovation. The three pioneering councils, Staffordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, responded to local demand…

May 26, 2013

DfE, IMPOWER and Fostering Network join forces

The Department of Education have funded the Fostering Network who has enlisted the support of IMPOWER to help councils better…

May 26, 2013

The Paradox of Integration Reform

There are some questions in public policy which have good answers. We can be pretty clear about how to pave…

May 25, 2013

MCA Award 2013 winners…second consecutive year!

IMPOWER are delighted to have won the 2013 MCA award for ‘Customer Engagement’ for a pioneering approach to recruiting foster…

May 24, 2013

IMPOWER at ADSW Conference 2013

As part of its Home Truths programme, IMPOWER Consulting will release the results of the first dedicated Scottish GP survey…

May 18, 2013


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