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Ralph Cook

Ralph Cook

Solace Virtual Learning Week: let’s see the social care opportunity rather than the social care crisis

We must understand and articulate the sector’s positive economic and social contribution post-Covid

October 20, 2020

Next steps for the Voluntary and Community Sector in a world shaped by Covid

A new publication exploring how to maximise the role of the VCS as we support communities to 'bounce forward'

September 29, 2020

Learning from Covid: five questions for the adult social care sector

Our new publication looks at the challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic

July 16, 2020

10 DASSs on ‘what next for adult social care?’

I recently interviewed 10 DASSs asking ‘what next for the sector?’

July 6, 2020

The standout response to Covid-19 has come from local systems

If Covid-19 has highlighted one thing to me in particular, it is the highly effective local system response that has…

May 4, 2020

Which are the highest performing councils in relation to adult social care?

It’s out! The MJ have today published our much-anticipated list of the highest performing councils in relation to adult social care

February 26, 2020

The General Election – another missed opportunity for adult social care

Complex systems can be managed if those involved have a shared ambition and are clear on what good outcomes look like. 

December 9, 2019

Which councils are best at the NCAS Conference?

We are publishing our third ‘Which Councils Are Best?’ report and sharing insight at the upcoming NCAS conference.

November 13, 2019

5 Fast-Forwards, 3 months on: how is it being used?

“A useful tool for realistically steering change across the complex system.”

November 4, 2019

Our new ‘5 Fast-Forwards for Social Care’ report and online checklist

Today we release a new report setting out the 5 shifts that leaders in adult social care need to make to transform the system and deliver a new future.

July 24, 2019

The impact of culture and behaviour at the interface of health and care

Today we are releasing a summary of our research findings into what drives poorer outcomes for patients and service users.

June 4, 2019

IMPOWER @ ADASS Spring Seminar: what we exposed

Our research into what is driving poorer outcomes at the health and care interface has been featured as the cover story in today's MJ.

May 2, 2019

Tick tock, tick tock…… the Younger Adults financial time bomb

Many councils have focused attention on the Older People cohort to help address their financial challenges. Councils are now realising that they cannot continue to sidestep the financial pressure coming from the Younger Adults cohort.

February 28, 2019

Why the public sector would benefit from asking for help

Many community members harbour a willingness to get more involved in the lives of those around them - it just needs to be encouraged

October 19, 2018

EDGEWORK in action –Trajectory Management in Adult Social Care

We are proud to publish a write-up of methodology and impact related to the Bristol City Council ‘Better Lives’ programme…

August 9, 2018

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