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IMPOWER's latest Top 10 productivity list has been featured as the cover story in today's MJ
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.
Yesterday I attended the New Local Government Network (NLGN) Annual Conference at the Guildhall in the City of London. The venue may have been old, but the emphasis was decisively on the new.
LGBT History Month is an ideal time to reflect on a number of issues that still disproportionately affect people in the LGBT community. One area very worthy of attention is fostering.
To date councils have mainly focused on managing demand at the front door through strengths-based conversations with clients. While this has an impact, the extent of it may be limited unless it is accompanied by a focus on commissioning the local market in a way which promotes independence.
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.
The problem of DTOC has basically been addressed, but the problem of demand most certainly has not.
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.
Kim Carey, Interim Director of Adult Services at Ealing Borough Council until recently, reflects on working with IMPOWER.
In a time of growing demand and diminishing resources, it is time to widen the lens in order to better understand and manage demand.
'It is helping us guarantee that the children in our care have every opportunity to thrive and succeed.'
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