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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

Guest Blogpost: ‘Social Workers make a significant difference in peoples’ lives’

Jacky Yates is Head of Older Adults and Adult Support, and Principal Social Worker, at Ealing Council. On the occasion of World Social Work Day, we asked Jacky to tell us about why it is important, what Ealing are doing to celebrate and her future aspirations for social work.

March 19, 2019

The BBC’s ‘We Are Bradford’ project: reflecting a local focus on community strengths

Bradford has been in the news last week thanks to the BBC’s ‘We Are Bradford’ project – held to ‘celebrate the great things about [Bradford] which aren’t always part of the news’. The BBC takeover was visible throughout the town centre and reporters filming in many different parts of the city.

March 18, 2019

Social care workforce in the headlines = GOOD, politicians hiding behind Brexit = BAD

What social care really needs from politicians is not a Brexit response, but that they tear themselves away from Brexit long enough to tackle the bigger questions.

February 15, 2019

Why more needs to be done to understand the cross-cutting drivers of demand

In a time of growing demand and diminishing resources, it is time to widen the lens in order to better understand and manage demand.

February 8, 2019

Pledges and potential pitfalls: the NHS’s 10 Year Plan

The plan is a commendable step forward, but misses some of the most fundamental barriers to change

January 15, 2019

Interestingly, the latest DTOC data isn’t heading in wrong direction

Despite record emergency admissions, delayed transfers of care improved by 3.3% in November

January 14, 2019

Six insights from the interface between Health and Social Care

Anna Littlewood, Associate Over the last few years, I have worked for a large consulting firm,  and taken a senior…

December 18, 2018

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