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James Edmondson

James Edmondson

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Reshaping the conversation: Aligning council spend with its priorities

Reshaping the conversation: Aligning council spend with its…

How confident are we that investment decisions are effectively working towards a council’s…

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A day in the life of a Senior Manager… James Edmondson

A day in the life of a Senior Manager… James Edmondson

“I shouldn’t change career to become a voiceover artist”

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Home-to-school transport: independence and influence

Home-to-school transport: independence and influence

Reflections on the LGA's recent report, and the 3 key areas that need to be focused on

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Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

How discussions on the future of children’s services are changing

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SEND Transport: Driving Change

SEND Transport: Driving Change

There has been lots of media coverage of charity Contact’s recently published report “Inquiry into school transport for disabled children”….

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Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Here at IMPOWER, we have been digesting the findings of the evidence review undertaken as part of the national “stocktake”…

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We are failing our Looked After Children

We are failing our Looked After Children

To support the launch of our new programme Valuing Care, we have written an article setting out our thoughts around…

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Helping both UASC and local children

Helping both UASC and local children

Regular readers will know IMPOWER works with children’s services to reduce demand on specialist social care services, often by increasing the…

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How to target early intervention

How to target early intervention

Over the last year, I have worked with a number of IMPOWER’s clients to tackle demand on social care services…

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Confidence knocked: Kids Company and the longer term impact on public services

Confidence knocked: Kids Company and the longer term impact…

I have always been fascinated with the concept of the “Big Society” and its potential to redraw the relationship between…

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A Trojan Horse in Adult Social Care

A Trojan Horse in Adult Social Care

For the last two years I have volunteered as a “garden partner” through Age UK in South London. This is…

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