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Is your council getting the most from using a strengths-based approach?

This article originally appeared in The MJ. Using a strengths-based approach helps people to live more independent lives and enables councils to achieve better outcomes for less.

July 30, 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

Public services thought leader, innovator or change enthusiast? Join us at an IMPOWER learning event

At IMPOWER we are committed to helping local authorities deliver better public services. Our learning events convene thought leaders, innovators and enthusiasts from across the sector.

July 16, 2019

Reflections from ADCS 19

I share my reflections on the recent Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Annual Conference.

July 15, 2019

Which councils are best at supporting children with high needs?

Our Top 10 ranking of councils in relation to high needs has today been published by The MJ.

July 4, 2019

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m particularly looking forward to debates on sector performance. I share my three key learnings about productivity in the public sector.

July 1, 2019

Why we are Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees

Martin Gray is Director of Children’s Services at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has recently signed up with IMPOWER…

July 1, 2019

Time to reassess children’s mental health

Time and again over the past five years, children’s social workers have told me that the insufficiency of children and young people’s mental health support is a crippling factor preventing them getting the best outcomes.

July 1, 2019

Guest blogpost: Re-imagining value with Valuing Care – a new approach to commissioning

Our aim is to develop an understanding of value for money that is not simply a matter of cost, but a balance of cost, quality and outcomes that best serves the child’s needs.

June 20, 2019

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