Laura Bushell

iMPOWER’s Greatest Hits 2016

December 23, 2016

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We continuously aim to share useful and interesting insights. Therefore, let’s take look at the most popular insights from the past year.


Our most popular report this year was ‘Fit for Purpose’ (11th May) which provides insight into how councils might consider and implement alternative models of delivery. ‘Fit for Purpose’ was not only our most popular report, but was the most popular out of all our blogs and case studies as well.


Our top blogs:

  1. ‘Co-design in the Public Sector: 10 Top Tips’ 02nd June
  2. ‘Mind the Gap: Are you ready for Sustainability and Transformation Planning’ 18th February
  3. ‘iMPOWER Announces New Chief Executive’ 17th June
  4. ‘From Public Servant to Consultant (215 working days in)’ 10th November
  5. ‘Beyond tokenistic co-production in children’s services’ 25th April

‘Mind the Gap: Are you ready for Sustainability and Transformation Planning?’ (18th February) making the top five was no surprise; STPs have been a hot topic this year.

Our top blog of 2016 – ‘Co-design in the public sector: 10 top tips’ (2nd June) – perhaps reflects how keen councils are in involving communities and wider stakeholders in designing sustainable and fit-for-purpose services.

Case Studies

Our most popular case study this year was ‘Early intervention redesign in Wolverhampton‘ (August 2015- February 2016) followed by ‘Behavioural Trials in Ealing’ (January- May 2015).

The Wolverhampton project in particular continues to deliver some impressive results: Secured £2m savings, and acted as a catalyst for broader programme savings of £5.8m in 15/16, and £6.4m in 16/17. It has also contributed to a reduction in the overall Looked After Children numbers; from 802 to 626.

This year we have written a total of 66 blogs. Last year we said ‘sharing insights from our projects, reflecting on current affairs and developing ideas and concepts. It’s in the DNA of our business to be open and share what we learn. Here’s to continuing that in 2016.’ Well I think it’s fair to say we have done that. Here’s to continuing in 2017!

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