News from the Institute of Public 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.
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 Keith Moultrie spoke at a forum on home care in Wales in May.
IPC has been asked to evaluate an innovative multi-disciplinary service designed to provide targeted preventative support to familiesin Wales. The evaluation is underway and will report in Summer 2018.
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.
IPC has announced a new series of workshops which will explore housing issues in Wales.
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.
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.
IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson gave 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
IPC report highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care.
IPC has been commissioned by Welsh Government to undertake a large scale evaluation of outcomes for looked after children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring the implications of lessons learned from a project undertaken to review how to support people with dementia
Download up to date information on residential child care and fostering commissioning consortia - October 2016.
Market shaping is a task for the public sector more widely, not just social care commissioners.
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.
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 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
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...
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...
IPC has prepared a briefing for the Housing LIN on 'active ageing and the built environment' commissioned by Public Health England...
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...