News from the Institute of Public Care

IPC Assistant Director speaking about the social care market at Whitehall and Industry conference

IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson will be presenting a keynote speach on market shaping at the LGA/Public Service Transformation Academy conference on 6 April 2017.

Six steps to managing demand in adult social care - a performance management perspective. Executive summary

A new report from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University highlights how taking a performance management approach can help Councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care.

Evaluation of outcomes for looked after children in Wales

IPC has been commissioned by Welsh Government to undertake a large scale evaluation of outcomes for looked after children.

Providing an overview of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

IPC has developed new information and awareness resources to provide an overview of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 and what it means for the social care sector. 

IPC Director informs Select Committee report on social care funding

IPC Director Professor Keith Moultrie gave evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in October 2016, helping to inform a report on social care funding published in March 2017.

IPC a delivery partner of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Development Programme

IPC facilitators Graeme McLaren and Mark Molloy delivered the first seminar of a one year development programme aimed at commissioners implementing Future in Mind and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

IPC Visiting Professor joins Radio 4 social care discussion

Professor John Bolton took part in a Radio 4 discuss on the current state and future of social care as part of a week-long focus on the sector.

IPC publishes sector review of sheltered housing for older people in Wales

A new report from IPC explores the current position with sheltered housing in Wales and recommends how to make the best use of this asset and ensure it contributes to the delivery of outcomes for older people.

16th Partnership Conference considers 'Planning for the Future - how to refocus resources with no new money'

The January 2017 IPC Partnership Conference invited colleagues from Partners and Network members to consider how organisations can work collaboratively to refocus resources.

Commissioning an ordinary life for people with learning disabilities

A new paper from IPC considers the role of commissioners in implementing change.

IPC Assistant Director delivers workshop at the National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference

IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson presented a workshop on market shaping at the National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference on 24 November 2016.

IPC Director to work on Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

IPC Director Professor Keith Moultrie has been asked by the Welsh Government to sit on a national panel to review current and future health and social care provision across Wales.

Transforming social care through the use of information and technology – sharing new and innovative practice

Information and technology is transforming the way adults and children’s services are designed and delivered. This publication, co-produced by IPC, was launched at the National Children and Adult Services Conference on 2 November 2016.

IPC Assistant Director delivers seminar on market shaping

IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson presented a seminar on market shaping for the Academy for Justice Commissioning on 10 November 2016.

Workshop on market shaping at NCAS Conference

IPC co-presented a workshop on market shaping at the National Children and Adult Services Conference in Manchester on 2 November 2016.  The session highlighted best practice and explored what works best, where and why.

IPC advice and support for award winning guide for carers

A guide for carers which recently won the prestigious British Medical Association Patient Information Resource of the Year 2016 was supported by IPC mentoring and expert review.

How should social housing providers respond to dementia

Exploring the implications of lessons learned from a project undertaken to review how to support people with dementia

Support to develop leadership around the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act

IPC has developed leadership resources to describe duties and responsibilities under the new Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act

Consortia commissioning of looked after children's services

Download up to date information on residential child care and fostering commissioning consortia - October 2016.

Market shaping activities are needed across local authorities

Market shaping is a task for the public sector more widely, not just social care commissioners.

New tools and guidance to support market shaping activity

IPC has developed a suite of tools and guidance to help inform local authority market shaping activities, based on extensive work with local authorities and providers.

Narey report on Children’s Residential Care draws on IPC research on markets and commissioning of placements

The Report of Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of children’s residential care (July 2016) draws heavily on two IPC reports.

Evaluation of a partnership model for family support adds to evidence about 'what works' in children's services

Researchers at IPC evaluated an innovative partnership model for delivering family support services in Newport delivered by both Newport City Council and Barnardo’s, working together.

NHS England showcases IPC integration support in Haringey

A recent project by IPC working with Haringey CCG has been selected by NHS England as a case study, to showcase how local areas are delivering integrated care and support. 

Helping Middle Managers implement the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act

IPC has produced development materials for middle managers in Wales...

IPC hosts workshops to help local authorities meet their market shaping duties

As part of a Market Shaping Review for the Department of Health, in May 2016 IPC hosted a series of events across England for local authority commissioners to help identify best practice...

Predicting and managing demand in adult social care - discussion paper

IPC Visiting Professor John Bolton has prepared a paper offering a personal view about how councils with responsibility for adult social care can more effectively predict and manage demand for their services...

The ‘Toxic Trio’ – working with children and families where there is domestic abuse, substance misuse and / or parental mental health issues

Katy Burch, Principal Researcher at IPC, spoke about working with children and families with the ‘toxic trio’ at the Community Care Live Conference in Birmingham on 10 May 2016....

New course for social care managers in Wales

IPC has worked with the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services to develop a new immersive course for managers of social care in Wales...

IPC advises on new guide for carers supporting people with Motor Neurone Disease

A guide has been produced for carers looking after people with motor neurone disease in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  'Caring and MND: support for you' was prepared by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) with IPC Principal Consultant Dr Usha Boolaky offering professional mentoring support on the content...

What are the opportunities and threats for further savings in adult social care?

A paper from IPC Visiting Professor John Bolton considers how councils in England have delivered savings over the past five years in adult social care and what options - if any - they might have in a period of continuing financial challenges...

Promoting active ageing through the built environment

IPC has prepared a briefing for the Housing LIN on 'active ageing and the built environment' commissioned by Public Health England...

National Social Care Category Strategy launched by LGA

IPC has welcomed the publication of guidance from the LGA which offers support to commissioners and providers to work together to deliver the best outcomes for people receiving social care services...