Consultancy

Your expert public care guidance

IPC consultants are thought leaders in public care. We offer a range of consultancy support based on our experience and knowledge of care and support developed over thirty years.

How we can support you

We can help you to review, design, develop and implement policy, strategies, structures, services and operational guidance. Our projects range from 1 to 2 days support to a two-year organisational transformation programme.

Our model of consultancy involves

people at a seminar

              • Understanding what is relevant good practice
              • Analysing a problem or situation against good practice 
              • Drawing up evidence-based conclusions and plans for change
              • Undertaking effective implementation of those plans

 

Examples of our work

  • A review of current provision and the exploration of alternative business model options for an integrated community equipment service in a London borough
  • Supporting the development of a 0-25 pathway for children and young adults with special educational needs and disability (SEND)
  • A national market facilitation development programme for Tusla to further enhance commissioning of children’s services in Ireland
  • A project with City and County of Swansea Council to review the commissioning of domiciliary, day and residential care for adults
  • A review of the efficacy and sustainability of consortia commissioning of looked after children’s residential and fostering placements in England
  • A project for the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales to develop an outcome-based approach to local authority inspection
  • A project for Haringey Council and CCG that included the facilitation of ‘listening events’, workshops and action learning sets to support the roll out of Locality Teams of multi-disciplinary professionals providing a single point of access
  • A strategic review of learning disability services for Milton Keynes Council, including an analysis of demand and supply, and an options appraisal
  • Work with the NSPCC to explore the potential to provide sexual abuse services more widely in different parts of the UK
  • A guide for staff in the south–west region to support assessment and eligibility pathways that are compliant with the Care Act 
  • The development of an example family support pathway for children with disabilities in Wales