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Your Trusted Partner in Public Care

The Institute of Public Care is a trusted partner in public care, with a proven track record of delivering innovative consultancy, training, evaluation, and applied research to central and local government, the health sector, charities, and commercial organisations. Established in 1987, our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens and communities, leading the way in developing, delivering, and sharing excellence in public care.

Better public care outcomes through collaborative solutions

At IPC, we believe that achieving better public care outcomes requires collaborative solutions. As a dedicated institution at Oxford Brookes University, we work with NHS trusts, government agencies, councils, charities, and commercial organisations to achieve improved outcomes for the communities they serve.

Our unique combination of academic rigour and practical experience allows us to provide bespoke applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training and development services that help our clients improve service delivery, develop policies and strategies, and enhance workforce skills. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work together to drive positive change in public care.

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Babies in care proceedings: What do we know about parents with learning disabilities or difficulties?

As featured on Woman's Hour on 12 June, IPC's Professor Katy Burch leads on research for the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. Our new study suggests that parents with learning disabilities or learning difficulties whose babies are involved in care proceedings are often missing the chance to access and meaningfully engage in pre-birth services that might help them to develop or prove their parenting abilities. Their disabilities or difficulties are often not being identified until cases reach court, and so support has not been adapted for their needs.

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Applied Research and Evaluation

Applied Research and Evaluation

We provide robust support to our clients by conducting comprehensive reviews and evaluations, identifying key strengths and opportunities for growth.

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Consultancy

Consultancy

Our consultancy services are tailored to address the unique challenges faced by our clients. From problem-solving and enhancing current practices to fostering innovation, we offer expert guidance.

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Training and Development

Training and Development

We are committed to the professional growth of our clients' teams. Through bespoke coaching, training, and development programmes, we empower staff and stakeholders with the essential skills and knowledge to deliver services.

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IPC Commissioning Alumni Network

IPC Commissioning Alumni Network

An opportunity to grow your network and connect with fellow Alumni from across the UK

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Academic Partnership

Academic Partnership

Our programme offers bespoke support. Benefits include personalised guidance from a dedicated consultant, plus complimentary access to our events, and discounted courses.

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Latest News

IPC on BBC Woman's Hour

IPC on BBC Woman's Hour

12/06/2024

Professor Katy Burch, IPC Assistant Director, led research that was featured on Woman's Hour on Wednesday 12 Jun

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Carers Week 10th-16th June

Carers Week 10th-16th June

10/06/2024

Carers Week from 10-16 June 2024 will focus on ‘Putting Carers on the Map.’ The campaign gives an opportunity to raise the profile of carers

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Older person walking down hospital corridor with help

Admission Avoidance and Community Support

07/06/2024

IPC Visiting Research Fellow Dr Melanie Henwood offers some reflections on hospital admission avoidance and the importance of supporting people in place

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Babies in care proceedings: What do we know about parents with learning disabilities or difficulties?

Babies in care proceedings: What do we know about parents with learning disabilities or difficulties?

30/05/2024

IPC's Professor Katy Burch leads on Nuffield Family Justice Observatory research. Join us for a webinar on 12th June 16.00-17.30

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