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Guest blogpost for World Social Work Day: Maria Knox, Kirklees

"It is an opportunity to show appreciation to social workers for the difficult and complex work they do, and celebrate social work as a profession."

March 17, 2020

Highest performing councils in adult social care

Next Wednesday we will reveal the highest performing councils in relation to adult social care.

February 18, 2020

Reflecting on the 5 Fast-Forwards for Social Care

Delivering complex adult social care programmes can often feel daunting. Our 5 Fast-Forwards for Social Care helps achieve programme success and system-wide organisational change.

September 4, 2019

Engaging council colleagues beyond ‘the usual suspects’

I share my reflections on Kotter's 8 steps for change in driving transformation to achieve strengths-based practice.

July 30, 2019

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

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

May 10, 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

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.

May 2, 2019

Value – not variance – is key to reforming children’s services

A focus on outcome productivity in children’s services would unequivocally deliver the step changes in understanding called for in the recent PAC report ‘Transforming Children’s Services’.

April 2, 2019

3 Key lessons about relationships in social work

Social workers play a vital role in achieving better outcomes for individuals and on World Social Work Day we have an extra reason to celebrate social work. I have been working with social workers in one local authority and have taken away some key lessons about relationships in social work.

March 19, 2019

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