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

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.

March 19, 2019

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

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.

March 18, 2019

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

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.

March 14, 2019

6 tips for delivering successful Primed Performance

IMPOWER's Primed Performance Management approach focuses on reconnecting the workforce both to their moral purpose and to the need to deliver measurable results. I want to set out a bit more detail about how we achieve this.

March 11, 2019

Coverage of ‘council sell-offs’ doesn’t tell the whole story

Losing social landmarks need not be a disaster - bricks and mortar don't deliver outcomes by themselves

March 7, 2019

“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.

March 6, 2019

Goodbye iMPOWER, hello IMPOWER

Regular readers of our blog and newsletter will have noticed that we refreshed our website last summer, introducing a sleeker, more modern design.

March 4, 2019

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

February 28, 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

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