News from the Institute of Public Care

A Review of Commissioning Arrangements for Looked After Children in London

The Institute of Public Care (IPC) has been appointed to conduct a review of the arrangements for commissioning fostering and residential care placements in London.  The request has been made by Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) through London Councils.

Revolution in health and social care urged in Wales

A "revolution" is urgently needed in the way health and social care is delivered in Wales according to a major review. Professor Keith Moultrie, Director of IPC was part of the expert panel which produced a report which warns, that without "significantly accelerated" change, services which are already unfit for the future, will decline further.

Defining the Needs of and Assisting UK Aged Merchant Navy Veterans

The Institute of Public Care is delighted to be working with Seafarers UK and Nautilus Welfare Fund to deliver a Libor funded project focused on developing a better understanding of the size, location, health and social care needs of the Veterans from the Merchant Navy, RFA and Fishing communities and their spouses/partners.

MSP Outcomes Framework

ADASS and LGA have appointed IPC and RiPfA to develop an MSP outcomes framework that will provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus for safeguarding adults work, including ways in which IT systems and processes can aid an outcomes approach.

Learning disability market position statements, are they fit for purpose?

Sarah Broadhurst of IPC and Keri Landau analysed published learning disability market position statements to assess whether they are actually helping to shape the market and produced a learning disabilities market position statement checklist.

IPC commissioned by Welsh Government to research outcomes for all looked after children

IPC has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake a large scale evaluation of outcomes for all children with a care order in one year.

Major ‘end to end’ reviews of children’s social care services

IPC has recently been commissioned by a number of local authorities in England and Wales to conduct an ‘end to end’ review of children’s social care services focusing on the extent to which children and families receive the right help at the right time.

Homecare toolkit

IPC are working with the National Commissioning Board for Wales to develop a home care toolkit to help commissioners and providers to consider how to move from task and time towards a more outcomes focused approach to commissioning home care.

Innovation Programme Reports

The Department for Education have recently published IPC's evaluations of Innovation Programmes in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

IPC paper Market Shaping in Adult Social Care

IPC paper captures the keys points of a presentation given by IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson at the Health plus Care conference in June 2017. It analyses changes in the care home market in England before and after the Care Act (2014) and summarises experience from IPC’s work on market shaping.

Interim report of Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales published

IPC Director Professor Keith Moultrie sits on the national panel asked by the Welsh Government to review health and social care provision across Wales.

Evaluation of the ‘Families Together’ Service

IPC has been asked to evaluate an innovative multi-disciplinary service designed to provide targeted preventative support to families in Wales. The evaluation is underway and will report in Summer 2018.

IPC commences an evaluation of therapeutic support for families who have experienced trauma or abuse

IPC has been commissioned by Barnardo’s to undertake this evaluation of an established service provider in the South West of England.

Major CLG report on social care funding informed by IPC Director

IPC Director Professor Keith Moultrie contributed to a new report on adult social care funding published by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on 31 March 2017.

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

IPC report highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care.

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 publishes sector review of sheltered housing for older people in Wales

A 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.

Commissioning an ordinary life for people with learning disabilities

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

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.

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

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.