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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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Do we need a ‘National Child Protection Service’?

Do we need a ‘National Child Protection…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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Lessons on experimental government

Lessons on experimental government

Given the current and – following George Osbourne’s budget tomorrow – future financial challenge facing the public sector, Nesta’s seminar on…

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Mind the Gap: Are you ready for Sustainability and Transformation Planning?

Mind the Gap: Are you ready for Sustainability and…

Thinking back to my time as a Special Advisor, first for Tony Blair then later for the Secretary of State…

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If change is to happen, we still need to ask the killer questions

If change is to happen, we still need to ask the killer…

Reflecting on my first six months with IMPOWER and I’m tempted to quote The Tempest (“Oh brave new world, that has such…

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