Skip to navigation Skip to main content

Insights • public services

BLOG

Local Government and the Rugby World Cup

Local Government and the Rugby World Cup

Those of you who know me well will remember that I was a pretty good footballer in my youth. These…

BLOG

Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m particularly looking forward to debates on sector performance. I share my three key learnings about productivity in the public sector.

BLOG

Central government finally recognises that service design goes beyond digital…or does it?

Central government finally recognises that service design…

While the word 'digital' has been dropped to reflect a new perspective, changes to the new Service Design Standard haven't gone far enough.

BLOG

ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

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.

BLOG

IMPOWER @ ADASS Spring Seminar: what we exposed

IMPOWER @ ADASS Spring Seminar: what we exposed

Our research into what is driving poorer outcomes at the health and care interface has been featured as the cover story in today's MJ.

BLOG

Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children Campaigns

Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children…

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.

BLOG

5 reflections on NLGN’s (excellent) Annual Conference

5 reflections on NLGN’s (excellent) Annual Conference

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.

BLOG

Why local government needs to increase its understanding of domestic abuse

Why local government needs to increase its understanding of…

Domestic abuse has major implications for council services, but currently the sector isn't able to understand the scale of the problem

BLOG

Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

How discussions on the future of children’s services are changing

BLOG

Why the public sector would benefit from asking for help

Why the public sector would benefit from asking for help

Many community members harbour a willingness to get more involved in the lives of those around them - it just needs to be encouraged

BLOG

Keeping local government on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

Keeping local government on the agenda at Conservative Party…

I was delighted to be part of a fascinating fringe session at the Conservative party conference last night, which asked…

BLOG

Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

I spent yesterday at the Labour Party conference, to take part in an important panel discussion on local government. It…

IMPOWER INSIGHTS

Newsletter

Sign up for the latest thinking on delivering sustainable change and better public services

No spam; unsubscribe easily at any time. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.

Close
Close