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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.

Is the £1bn for social care irrelevant to the funding crisis in social care?

Clearly yes. The money that Jeremy Hunt announced in his “fully funded” solution to social care is specifically designed to…

February 11, 2013

Welfare Reform

Whatever your views on the forthcoming waves of welfare reform, the fallout for local authorities will be significant. For those…

February 8, 2013

Hertfordshire County Council announces partnership with IMPOWER

Hertfordshire County Council has announced a partnership with public sector consultancy IMPOWER in an effort to increase its number of…

November 30, 2012

A unique opportunity to do something different for local government in Scotland

IMPOWER ran a fringe event at the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Perth last Thursday. We rather grandly…

October 25, 2012

Vacancy – Director: Strategic Partnering

IMPOWER is looking for an exceptional candidate to help write the next chapter in the company’s success story. In a…

August 31, 2012

IMPOWER sponsor Health Service Journal (HSJ) survey ‘Driving Change in the NHS’

In order to get a good picture on the current view of organisational change IMPOWER has worked with the HSJ…

August 30, 2012

Customer Behaviour Change Winner – MJ Awards 2012

At this year’s MJ Awards we sponsored a new award – the Behaviour Change award. We had a mixed bag…

June 30, 2012

Why foster carers care – The MJ

IMPOWER have recently had an article published in the MJ focusing on fostering. The article focuses on achieving better outcomes…

May 31, 2012

Personalising Special Educational Needs – Making it Happen

On the 15th May the Department for Education made an announcement that could see the biggest shake up in the…

May 30, 2012

Winners of the MCA Award 2012 ‘Change Management in the Public Sector’

Winners of the Management Consulting Association Award 2012 ‘Change Management in the Public Sector’ category working with Coventry City Council….

May 24, 2012

Two cheers for SEN personalisation

So we are to see the arrival of personalisation in the SEN field. It could be argued it is long…

May 16, 2012

SEN Personal Budgets

I read with interest today the Government’s proposed reforms to SEN – the introduction of personal budgets for families. I…

May 15, 2012

It’s time for a grown-up conversation

Voters went to the polls last Thursday in a Scotland-wide election to decide all 32 of the country’s local authorities….

May 8, 2012

The Pressure Is On

Pressure ulcers – perhaps a strange topic for a blog and not necessarily at the top of the priority list…

May 3, 2012

Time to tackle the tricky issue of demand

IMPOWER have been championing the importance of demand management now for some time. Our White Paper, Changing the Game has…

April 30, 2012


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