News from the Institute of Public Care

Suicide prevention; Workshops to support and enable people with lived experience

IPC ran a series of four workshops for people with whose lives have been touched by suicide to explore how best to harness their skills and experience to help to prevent suicide locally and nationally.

Team around the Family Arrangements in Neath Port Talbot

A review of Team Around the Family (TAF) models and plans.

Support for Children affected by Domestic Abuse

IPC has been commissioned to evaluate a £1 million Home Office-funded project provided by Barnardo’s Cymru.

Evaluation of Support for Parents with Learning Disabilities

IPC has been commissioned by Welsh Government to carry out a national evaluation of involvement of parents with learning disabilities with children's social care services.

New Developments in Adult Social Care

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 contribute to the management of demand.

Market Position Statement Update

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

Let's Agree to Agree

Let’s Agree to Agree is a toolkit for commissioners and providers of residential and nursing care for older people to assist with the complex process of seeking agreement on the cost of care in their local area. 

Stepping Up to the Place - a review of the vision

Does integration work? The LGA commissioned us to undertake an independent review of their shared vision for integrated care: Stepping up to the Place. We published our review of the evidence and exploration of how that vision is being delivered

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.

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.

Understanding the Needs of Older Merchant Navy Veterans

The Institute of Public Care is working with Seafarers UK and Nautilus Welfare Fund to develop a better understanding of the size, location, health and social care needs of Veterans from the Merchant Navy, RFA and Fishing communities and their spouses/partners. Read our interim report from this research.

Transforming Care and Relationship-based Commissioning

IPC consultants have been working with a group of providers to develop a model of relationship-based commissioning, which 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.