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Institute of Public Care

Driving improvement and innovation in care. Part of Oxford Brookes University, we provide applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training to help NHS trusts, government bodies, councils, charities and commercial organisations make a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

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Two major IPC adoption research studies published in England and Wales

29/04/2021

IPC contributes to the evidence base around the additional needs of adoptive and Special Guardianship Order children

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Reviews on digital technology and workforce capabilities

Reviews on digital technology and workforce capabilities

28/04/2021

NHSX reviews on digital technology innovation and digital capabilities in adult social care

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IPC and Barnardo’s to research the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable young people

IPC and Barnardo’s to research the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable young people

15/03/2021

IPC secures global funding with Barnardo's

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The Extra Care housing market boom

09/03/2021

Extra care housing insights

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Our Services

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Applied Research and Evaluation

We help our clients identify strengths and areas for development by undertaking reviews and evaluations as well as longer term applied research projects to improve the evidence-base from which public care services are delivered.

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Consultancy

We help our clients solve problems, improve practice and innovate. We can help you to review, design, develop and implement policy, strategies, structures, services, pathways and operational guidance.

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Training and Development

We help our clients improve the skills and knowledge of their staff or other stakeholders. Through coaching, training and development, your services can have more consistent impact.

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Academic Partnerships

Our Academic Partners have dedicated, longer term support from experienced people with specialist knowledge in your field.

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