News from the Institute of Public Care

IPC commissioned by Welsh Government to research outcomes for all children with a Care Order in one year

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

IPC commissioned to undertake 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.

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 to explore their implications for people with learning disabilities and their families.

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.

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.

IPC Assistant Director presents at Changing Landscape for Commissioning Children's Services Conference

Assistant Director, Katy Burch, gave a presentation about Commissioning with One Off Grant Funding at the 'Changing Landscape for Children's Commissioning' Conference.

IPC Director joins panel at UKHCA Wales Provider Forum

IPC Director Keith Moultrie spoke at a forum on home care in Wales in May. 

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 webinar on commissioning an ordinary life for people with a learning disability and/or autism

IPC Principal Consultant Sarah Broadhurst delivered a webinar in May which considered how to commission to deliver an ordinary life for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges.

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. The findings will be available in the Autumn of 2017.

New housing workshops for Wales

IPC has announced a new series of workshops which will explore housing issues in Wales.

DfE publishes IPC evaluation of children's social care innovations

The Department for Education has published IPC’s evaluation of a range of innovations in Children’s Social Care in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight trialled during 2015-16.

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.

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 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 discussion on the current state and future of social care on 24 February as part of a week-long focus on the sector across the UK. 

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.

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 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

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.

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...

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...