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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

Matter of Principle(s): Thinking about demand in SEND services

Nationally local authorities have experienced an increase demand for special educational needs and disability (SEND) services. However, because of the…

October 21, 2016

Health & care integration: The experience so far

Last week my colleagues and I attended the LGC & HSJ Integration Summit, a gathering of leaders and managers from…

July 1, 2016

Uberfication of social care is not the answer

“What if Uber did social care?” or a variation of this question is a topic of debate that rears its…

April 15, 2016

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

Retiring at 75 is worth celebrating

If you’re under 35 and not a trustafarian or an internet millionaire, did you seriously think you’d be retiring at…

March 7, 2016

The polarisation of adult social care

Our recent survey of around 100 Council chief executives and senior directors showed that the financial sustainability of adult social…

March 4, 2016

An opportunity crossroads: The challenges facing the social care workforce

On October 6th IMPOWER and Penna will host an event exploring the recruitment and retention of adults’ and children’s social…

October 5, 2015

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