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Demand is proving demanding: Stepping off the ‘treadmill’

Today’s publication of the Next Steps for the Forward View shows that despite some progress in wrestling demand pressures in…

March 31, 2017

Tackling demand in children’s services

We know we must change, we can see it is possible, now to work out how. We recently co-authored an…

March 28, 2017

Spring budget 2017: what will you get for social care, and what should you do with it?

The very welcome £2bn sticking plaster? The budget announcement of an additional £2bn for social care including £1bn in 2017/18…

March 8, 2017

Regional adoption agencies – necessity can be the mother of invention

In mulling over the quandaries facing our clients on regional adoption agencies (RAAs) I was considering how to clarify some…

March 3, 2017

Local Government Financing: Disappointment and Distrust

Starting out in local government, it was explained to me that the finance system was like the Schleswig Holstein Question…

February 27, 2017

IMPOWER expands health team with senior appointments

IMPOWER Consulting is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Atkinson, who joins IMPOWER from Capita’s health advisory and analytics…

January 27, 2017

Social care precept: The local implications of a national debate

Yesterday it was reported that Theresa May is considering allowing councils to increase the social care precept to cover the…

December 13, 2016

Autumn Statement: No social care. So what else?

For those of us in public services, the absence of social care in the Autumn Statement was the main headline…

November 25, 2016

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

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