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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…