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3 reflections on Panorama’s ‘Crisis in Care’ series

3 reflections on Panorama’s ‘Crisis in Care’ series

3 things stood out to us, all of which resonate with our own experience of working on adult social care projects with local authorities.

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How many lives have you improved today?

How many lives have you improved today?

Check our totaliser to see progress towards our goal of boosting independence for 100,000 people.

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ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

This week’s sixth annual ADASS Spring Seminar is definitely a highlight of the year so far. I reflect on the six themes that ran through the conference.

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IMPOWER @ ADASS Spring Seminar: what we exposed

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.

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Exposed at ADASS Spring Seminar: What’s really happening at the health and care interface

Exposed at ADASS Spring Seminar: What’s really happening…

I am really looking forward to attending this year’s ADASS Spring Seminar next week. Spending three days catching up with…

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Ealing’s ASC placement spend down 5% – how did they do it?

Ealing’s ASC placement spend down 5% – how did they…

The second instalment of our EDGEWORK Series – launched today – is a guide to Primed Performance Management (PPM), and includes a case study detailing how the use of PPM in our work with Ealing Council helped them to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

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Guest blogpost: ‘Trust is the basis from which people make the leap of faith from the old to the new’

Guest blogpost: ‘Trust is the basis from which people make…

This is a guest blogpost written by Rob Mitchell, Adult Principle Social Worker, Bradford Council.Like many local authorities, Bradford is going through a period of change. We are listening more carefully to people who invite social care into their lives, and focusing more on enabling them to live life how they choose to live it. I reflect on the challenges involved.

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Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult social care?’

Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult…

Our top ten councils for adult social care analysis was the cover story of the MJ five weeks ago, and despite being somewhat nervous beforehand, I've been really pleased with the response.

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3 Key lessons about relationships in social work

3 Key lessons about relationships in social work

Social workers play a vital role in achieving better outcomes for individuals and on World Social Work Day we have an extra reason to celebrate social work. I have been working with social workers in one local authority and have taken away some key lessons about relationships in social work.

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Guest Blogpost: ‘Social Workers make a significant difference in peoples’ lives’

Guest Blogpost: ‘Social Workers make a significant…

Jacky Yates is Head of Older Adults and Adult Support, and Principal Social Worker, at Ealing Council. On the occasion of World Social Work Day, we asked Jacky to tell us about why it is important, what Ealing are doing to celebrate and her future aspirations for social work.

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The BBC’s ‘We Are Bradford’ project: reflecting a local focus on community strengths

The BBC’s ‘We Are Bradford’ project: reflecting a…

Bradford has been in the news last week thanks to the BBC’s ‘We Are Bradford’ project – held to ‘celebrate the great things about [Bradford] which aren’t always part of the news’. The BBC takeover was visible throughout the town centre and reporters filming in many different parts of the city.

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A plea to councils: put behaviour change at the heart of transformation

A plea to councils: put behaviour change at the heart of…

I joined the LGA’s ‘Behaviour Change’ conference this week. I was there to share our impact in Ealing through the Better Lives programme, and in particular how applied behavioural science has led to a massive 39% reduction in referrals from the front door to adult social care teams.

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