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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

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…

March 15, 2016

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

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

February 18, 2016

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