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How to turbocharge the commissioning cycle

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.

February 21, 2019

CIPFA conference reflections: Ebony Hughes

This blog is one of two reflecting on the CIPFA conference. My overarching reflections were that: 1.  The financial precipice…

August 8, 2017

Do alternative models work for child services?

This article was originally posted in The MJ. In recent months local government has been calling on Theresa May and…

November 9, 2016

Widening the debate on the future of children’s services

In December 2014 Children’s minister Edward Timpson unveiled a plan to tackle poor standards across “failing” children’s services departments. Within…

June 27, 2016

The power of the ‘eureka moment’

Recent research on the ‘eureka moment’ has shown that solutions derived from a flash of inspiration rather than a purely…

June 3, 2016

Form following function: The benefits of Alternative Delivery Models

A prevalent design principle in modern architecture is that form should follow function but we believe that this is a…

February 18, 2016

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