News from the Institute of Public Care

New Developments in Adult Social Care – Further consideration for developing a Six Steps Approach to delivering effective outcomes and managing demand

IPC are very pleased once again to host Professor John Bolton’s latest observations and comments on “what works” in a number of local authorities where they have made conscious decisions to introduce specific approaches for the delivery of effective outcome focused care and, which contributes to the management of demand. The report is available from our publication page and if you would like to know more about how IPC can support your delivering outcomes, managing demand agenda then please contact Philip Provenzano, Assistant Director.

Market Position Statement Update

IPC, in conjunction with the Local Government Association, are currently refreshing the MPS guidance and updating the MPS database. Let us know if we have your most recent MPS. Contribute to the new MPS guidance.

Managing demand in adult social care: have you considered taking the "Six Steps" approach?

It's been 18 months since Professor John Bolton and Philip Provenzano published their Six Steps to Managing Demand in Adult Social Care.

Researching the use of technology in care services

IPC are working to understand the level of risk for providers and identify how best to support the sector. The research will take place in three local authority areas: North Yorkshire, Central Bedfordshire and Greenwich. We are looking for providers of all types, sizes and levels of use of technology that operate in any of these areas.

Adults Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference

IPC deliered two workshops at the NCCTC conference:

11 October Developing Provider Pathway Alliances

12 October Market Position Statements – how do we get them to fulfil their potential?

Reducing delayed transfers of care

If health and local authority commissioners ensure that there is adequate supply of the right types of care and support at the point of discharge, there should be fewer delays. Providers should be held to account for the outcomes they produce for older people.

MSP Outcomes Framework Report

IPC and RiPfA were commissioned by ADASS, on behalf of the LGA CHIP programme, to work with stakeholders and a small group of local authorities to develop an MSP outcomes framework that built on local best practice, utilised existing data collection and included qualitative and quantitative information.

Director of IPC appointed to National Transformation Board Wales

Professor Keith Moultrie, Director of IPC, has been appointed as one of 16 cross-sector members of the National Transformation Board in Wales.

Outcomes: What do we mean, How does it work?

IPC are pleased to announce early details of our next Learning Event to be held on 30–31 October in Birmingham. Our theme will be "outcomes" – what are they, how do we keep our processes, commissioning and services focused on them? More details here.

Findings from our large scale analysis of outcomes for children in care in Wales

Analysis of outcomes for children and young people 4 to 5 years after a final Care Order. Published in May 2018, this analysis was commissioned from IPC by the Welsh Government

Evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund for the Department for Education (DfE)

IPC commissioned to evaluate the Adoption Support Fund (ASF). The scheme started by the Department for Education five years ago, provides funding for adoptive families to access therapeutic support.

Workforce to Care Force: Who Cares?

In his discussion paper Workforce to Care Force: Who Cares? John Bryant acknowledges that the right workers are at the heart of delivering seamless services to those in need.

Messages on the Future of Domiciliary Care Services

IPC are really pleased to publish a report by our Professor John Bolton and Dr Jane Townson of Somerset Care that offers their thoughts and key messages on the commissioning, design and delivery of outcome based domiciliary care.

IPC collaborates on new model of commissioning

IPC consultants have been working with a group of providers to develop a model of relationship-based commissioning.  The model is based on the IPC commissioning model. It focuses on how commissioners can develop good relationships with providers, that result in solutions for developing community-based provision for the transforming care cohort of people with learning disabilities, currently living in inpatient care.

A Review of Commissioning Arrangements for Looked After Children in London

The Institute of Public Care (IPC) has been appointed to conduct a review of the arrangements for commissioning fostering and residential care placements in London.  The request has been made by Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) through London Councils.

Revolution in health and social care urged in Wales

A "revolution" is urgently needed in the way health and social care is delivered in Wales according to a major review. Professor Keith Moultrie, Director of IPC was part of the expert panel which produced a report which warns, that without "significantly accelerated" change, services which are already unfit for the future, will decline further.

Defining the Needs of and Assisting UK Aged Merchant Navy Veterans

The Institute of Public Care is delighted to be working with Seafarers UK and Nautilus Welfare Fund to deliver a Libor funded project focused on developing a better understanding of the size, location, health and social care needs of the Veterans from the Merchant Navy, RFA and Fishing communities and their spouses/partners.

Learning disability market position statements, are they fit for purpose?

Sarah Broadhurst of IPC and Keri Landau analysed published learning disability market position statements to assess whether they are actually helping to shape the market and produced a learning disabilities market position statement checklist.

IPC commissioned by Welsh Government to research outcomes for all looked after children

IPC has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake a large scale evaluation of outcomes for all children with a care order in one year.

Major ‘end to end’ reviews of children’s social care services

IPC has recently been commissioned by a number of local authorities in England and Wales to conduct an ‘end to end’ review of children’s social care services focusing on the extent to which children and families receive the right help at the right time.

Homecare toolkit

IPC are working with the National Commissioning Board for Wales to develop a home care toolkit to help commissioners and providers to consider how to move from task and time towards a more outcomes focused approach to commissioning home care.

Innovation Programme Reports

The Department for Education have recently published IPC's evaluations of Innovation Programmes in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

IPC paper Market Shaping in Adult Social 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.

Interim report of Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales published

IPC Director Professor Keith Moultrie sits on the national panel asked by the Welsh Government to review health and social care provision across Wales.

Evaluation of the ‘Families Together’ Service

IPC has been asked to evaluate an innovative multi-disciplinary service designed to provide targeted preventative support to families in Wales. The evaluation is underway and will report in Summer 2018.

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.

Major CLG report on social care funding informed by IPC Director

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.

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 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.

IPC publishes sector review of sheltered housing for older people in Wales

A 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.

Commissioning an ordinary life for people with learning disabilities

A 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.

How should social housing providers respond to dementia

Exploring the implications of lessons learned from a project undertaken to review how to support people with dementia

Tools and guidance to support market shaping activity

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.