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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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“Could we just turn this all on its head?”

“Could we just turn this all on its head?”

IMPOWER recently held its fourth Shared Learning Event for adult social care professionals. We've summarised their experiences of managing demand at the adult social care front door.

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Which councils are best at social care?

Which councils are best at social care?

IMPOWER's latest Top 10 productivity list has been featured as the cover story in today's MJ

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

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

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.

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Primed to perform: remembering why you get out of bed in the morning and come to work

Primed to perform: remembering why you get out of bed in the…

IMPOWER’s focus on the delivery of measurable and sustainable change means we spend a lot of our time helping our clients to improve the performance of their own staff.

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Latest DTOC data: three stats that we should worry about

Latest DTOC data: three stats that we should worry about

The problem of DTOC has basically been addressed, but the problem of demand most certainly has not.

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Social care workforce in the headlines = GOOD, politicians hiding behind Brexit = BAD

Social care workforce in the headlines = GOOD, politicians…

What social care really needs from politicians is not a Brexit response, but that they tear themselves away from Brexit long enough to tackle the bigger questions.

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Guest blogpost: “When I was told a consultancy firm was helping, my first reaction was a sinking feeling”

Guest blogpost: “When I was told a consultancy firm…

Kim Carey, Interim Director of Adult Services at Ealing Borough Council until recently, reflects on working with IMPOWER.

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Why local government needs to increase its understanding of domestic abuse

Why local government needs to increase its understanding of…

Domestic abuse has major implications for council services, but currently the sector isn't able to understand the scale of the problem

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IMPOWER and clients named as finalists in 3 categories of 2019 MCA Awards

IMPOWER and clients named as finalists in 3 categories of…

IMPOWER and two of our clients have been shortlisted for work on Valuing Care, adult social care and outcome productivity

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Imagining the ‘finishing touches’ to the Social Care Green Paper

Imagining the ‘finishing touches’ to the Social Care…

If I close my eyes, I visualise an entire new introductory paragraph...

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