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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

How to turbocharge the commissioning cycle

To date councils have mainly focused on managing demand at the front door through strengths-based conversations with clients. While this has an impact, the extent of it may be limited unless it is accompanied by a focus on commissioning the local market in a way which promotes independence.

February 21, 2019

Guest blogpost: “When I was told a consultancy firm was helping, my first reaction was a sinking feeling”

Kim Carey, Interim Director of Adult Services at Ealing Borough Council until recently, reflects on working with IMPOWER.

February 13, 2019

2018: Reframing the problem to deliver sustainable change

  There will undoubtedly be plenty of distractions during the coming year: local elections and Brexit; crunches in public services…

January 9, 2018

No service is an island (and other things I’ve learnt about implementing change this year)

I have spent a significant part of my year implementing a large adult social care transformation programme in partnership with…

December 8, 2017

Do we need a ‘National Child Protection Service’?

Image credit: @aboutwithneilmp It was standing room only at a packed Localis fringe event to debate whether the UK needs…

October 4, 2016

The long term cost of supply side savings in adult social care

September: Back to school, back from holidays and ready to take on the second half of the financial year. Reflecting…

September 1, 2016

ADASS social care budget survey – as much hope as gloom?

Last week ADASS published their annual adult social care budget survey. As usual it is a fantastic resource for those working to…

July 18, 2016

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