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Insights • prevention

Early help services work – councils and local partners must fight for their future

In response to continued financial pressures, a growing number of councils are being forced to reduce investment in early help…

November 14, 2018

Three ways to get the most out of the Disabled Facilities Grant

The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a key preventative resource for local authorities. Foundations, the national body for home improvement…

June 27, 2018

What was missing from the LGA’s ‘Making Sense’ report on children’s services

The Local Government Association (LGA) recently published a research report on children’s services. While the report – ‘Making Sense: Understanding…

June 27, 2018

Redefining Prevention

They say that “prevention is better than cure”, and indeed we often see prevention as a binary choice: we didn’t…

March 6, 2018

Public health should be front and centre – why isn’t it?

The current strategy and rhetoric around health and social care all focuses on the importance of prevention over treatment and…

March 9, 2016

Bending the Curve: Evidence from A&E about why prevention matters

From the media perspective, the most commonly reported measure used to judge the NHS is that 95% of patients should…

January 18, 2016

How to target early intervention

Over the last year, I have worked with a number of IMPOWER’s clients to tackle demand on social care services…

December 11, 2015


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