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About the Institute of Public Care

A Trusted Partner in Public Care and an outstanding University Institute

Since our establishment in 1987 at Oxford Brookes University, the Institute of Public Care (IPC) has been at the ​forefront in supporting improvement and development across the varied public care landscape. Continuing to build ​on a foundation of over three decades of pioneering work, IPC focuses on enhancing community well-being through ​education, research, and evidence-based practices. We aim to create a collaborative environment where academics, ​practitioners, and policy-makers can come together to address the complex challenges within public care.

Our vision is a society where everyone has access to equitable, efficient, and effective care services that promote ​health, resilience, and social inclusion. IPC is committed to driving innovation and excellence in public care, ​influencing policy, and shaping the future of health and social services.

Areas of Expertise

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Adults and Older People's Services

We focus on the delivery of outcomes that improve the health and well-being of individuals

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Children's Services

Our expertise covers the full range of services offered to children, young people and their families

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Health Services

We work with NHS providers and commissioners to co-design and implement patient pathways and models of care that promote integration

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Learning Disability Services

We can support you to embed an approach to learning disability that promotes an “ordinary life” through whole sector creative solutions

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Digital and Data

We can support you to safely achieve the benefits of digital technology and to better collect, analyse and present your organisation's data

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Our Diverse Team

At the heart of the Institute of Public Care (IPC) is our multidisciplinary team. From directors who lead ​our strategic vision, to consultants who spearhead our research and evaluations, and the support staff ​who ensure the seamless operation of our programmes, each team member brings a wealth of ​expertise and a shared commitment to improving public care.

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