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Better Outcomes, Better Lives in Manchester

Better Outcomes, Better Lives in Manchester

Bernadette Enright from Manchester City Council discusses the impact of the social care improvement plan IMPOWER have been supporting in Manchester.

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How to make change stick – the ADKAR approach

How to make change stick – the ADKAR approach

A change management tool to enable sustainable change.

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Improving prevention for children and families and making change stick

Improving prevention for children and families and making…

The Children's Act 2004 has no dedicated prevention policy. Here are three ways to enhance prevention so children and families get the right support at the right time.

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Behavioural solutions to the climate problem

Behavioural solutions to the climate problem

Key insights from the LGA climate conference: helping local authorities to broach the climate subject.

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Impact forecast : The big five changes in health and social care

Impact forecast : The big five changes in health and social…

Health and social care leaders must incorporate these changes to implement an integrated and efficient system for the planning and delivery of services.

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Reflecting on the 5 Fast-Forwards for Social Care

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.

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Engaging council colleagues beyond ‘the usual suspects’

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.

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How to turbocharge the commissioning cycle

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.

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

Guest blogpost: “When I was told a consultancy firm…

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

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2018: Reframing the problem to deliver sustainable change

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…

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

No service is an island (and other things I’ve learnt…

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

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