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Discover our library of specialist, free-to-download publications that document our thought leadership in health and social care.

Total results: 228

Transforming Children’s Social Care Services in Hampshire

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, is an evaluation of transformational change within children’s social care services in one of the largest counties in England. Hampshire has implemented a whole system transformational change across children’s social care services very effectively over a relatively short period of time, bringing over 1,000 staff members on a substantial journey of change.

Evaluation of Positive Choices in Calderdale for care experienced and other vulnerable young parents

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, explores the extent to which and how an innovative ‘Positive Choices’ Programme in Calderdale has supported very vulnerable, including care experienced parents, to care well for their baby or infant child.

Evaluation of Making Integration Happen in Cornwall

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, is an evaluation of Cornwall’s Making Integration Happen project. This was designed to achieve greater integration of health, social care, and education services, in line with its strategy to further improve support for families in localities across the county.

North of Tyne collaboration

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, is an evaluation of a project that explored possibilities for greater collaboration between the 3 neighbouring local authorities in the area, including options for an Alternative Delivery Model (ADM), and created a shared business plan for implementation.

Opening Closed Doors Year 2 Interim Evaluation

Date: October 2020
Type: Report

The is an interim report of the second year of our independent evaluation of Opening Closed Doors, a Barnardo's programme in South East Wales to support children and families who have experienced domestic abuse. This interim report focuses on the experience of adapting the Programme so that it could continue to be delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reducing exclusions and the use of specialist services for autistic children and young people

Date: October 2020
Type: Discussion paper

This discussion paper, published by the Autism Education Trust and the Institute of Public Care, sets out good practice in the approach to commissioning services for autistic children and young people.

Understanding the needs of older merchant navy veterans: final report

Date: October 2020
Type: Report

IPC was commissioned as Academic Partner by Seafarers UK to undertake research to improve understanding of the merchant navy veterans community. This report describes detailed research findings, undertaken over a three-year period, to identify challenges and make recommendations on providing specialist support for this group and their dependants.

Digital innovation in adult social care: how we’ve been supporting communities during COVID-19

Date: September 2020
Type: Report

We are all affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our daily lives. Despite the many challenges, we have seen the adult social care sector and more broadly local government adapt at scale and pace to support communities through this time. Technology has played a vital role in this.

IPC was asked by the LGA and ADASS to capture examples of digital innovation in social care, analyse factors that contributed to success, and consider changes that would sustain momentum, support new approaches to learning, and inform new ways of working.

Ordinary and unique lives for adults with a learning disability and /or autism: a six steps approach

Date: September 2020
Type: Discussion paper

This paper sets out good practice in the approach to commissioning services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. It is aimed at commissioners, working primarily within health and social care settings, who are responsible for the strategic design and development of local services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families and whose role involves driving innovation and practice change.

The impact of technology in adult social care provider services

Date: July 2020
Type: Report

Adopting new technology can be hard for care providers, which is why a helpline was set up to provide technical help and support during the coronavirus pandemic. This action research report, funded by NHSX, identifies both the challenges but also the benefits for care providers of using digital technology during this time.

Data and intelligence to help develop children's services post lockdown

Date: June 2020
Type: Discussion paper

As we begin to move on from lockdown, we need better intelligence to help develop children’s services in the longer term. This paper considers the potential of action research to help leaders in children’s services get that intelligence. It discusses how partners can use data and intelligence gathered systematically in this way to help them understand what is happening through this crisis, why changes have occurred, and what can be learned to help inform future services and activities.

Adult social care data and cyber security programme report 2019-20

Date: June 2020
Type: Report

As we use more technology in care services it is vital that people’s information is kept secure, and that the systems we use are reliable. IPC worked with partners to raise awareness across councils and adult social care providers of the importance of data and cyber security – and of what they can do to adopt appropriate safeguards. This report summarises learning from the programme, gives practical advice, and identifies the key risks that provider services face.