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Insights • adult social care

No shortcuts to finding out how best to support carers

Supporting carers is essential - but there is no clear national picture of 'what works' to learn from.

June 12, 2019

Guest Blogpost: “Carers are a bedrock of support”

In Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, we are hoping to raise the profile of carers and improve the support we provide to them.

June 11, 2019

The impact of culture and behaviour at the interface of health and care

Today we are releasing a summary of our research findings into what drives poorer outcomes for patients and service users.

June 4, 2019

3 reflections on Panorama’s ‘Crisis in Care’ series

3 things stood out to us, all of which resonate with our own experience of working on adult social care projects with local authorities.

May 30, 2019

How many lives have you improved today?

Check our totaliser to see progress towards our goal of boosting independence for 100,000 people.

May 20, 2019

ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

This week’s sixth annual ADASS Spring Seminar is definitely a highlight of the year so far. I reflect on the six themes that ran through the conference.

May 3, 2019

Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children Campaigns

IMPOWER exists to increase the quality of people’s lives by making meaningful and measurable improvements to local public services. Drawing on 20 years of insight and impact, we have introduced two new campaigns with ambitious goals to help us align our purpose with our work in adult social care and children’s services.

April 23, 2019

Guest blogpost: ‘Trust is the basis from which people make the leap of faith from the old to the new’

This is a guest blogpost written by Rob Mitchell, Adult Principle Social Worker, Bradford Council. Like many local authorities, Bradford is going through a period of change. We are listening more carefully to people who invite social care into their lives, and focusing more on enabling them to live life how they choose to live it. I reflect on the challenges involved.

April 9, 2019

Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult social care?’

Our top ten councils for adult social care analysis was the cover story of the MJ five weeks ago, and despite being somewhat nervous beforehand, I've been really pleased with the response.

April 2, 2019

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