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Browse IPC’s library of specialist free-to-download publications in health and social care that reflect our work and consultancy expertise in thought leadership.

Established in 1987, our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens and communities. Our unique combination of academic rigour and practical experience allows us to provide consultancy, training, evaluation and applied research that help our clients improve service delivery, develop policies and strategies, and enhance workforce skills.

We hope you find real depth and breadth in our publications, and they spark interest or help drive improvement in your organisation.

Total results: 251

Babies in care proceedings: What do we know about parents with learning disabilities or difficulties?

Date: June 2024
Type: Report

One in three parents at risk of having their babies removed from their care have learning disabilities or difficulties – often not identified until court.

Carer Support: Ten years after the Care Act

Date: March 2024
Type: Discussion Paper

Ten years after the Care Act was passed, with considerable hopes and expectations for a major change in approach and a greater emphasis on rights, IPC Visiting Research Fellow Dr Melanie Henwood considers what has been achieved for carers.

Evaluation of Carers Matter for Norfolk County Council

Date: February 2024
Type: Evaluation report

IPC has been working with Norfolk County Council since 2020 to evaluate their model of support for unpaid carers; our conclusions and final report are now available.

New perspectives on Market Facilitation: Provider Commissioner Relationships

Date: September 2023
Type: Briefing Paper

Good working relationships between commissioning and care provider organisations are crucial. In this briefing paper, we explore the importance of working relationships and trust by firstly revisiting a paper we wrote in 2009, Perspectives on Market Facilitation.

How Can Care Providers Learn From Safeguarding Adult Reviews?

Date: May 2023
Type: Discussion Paper

In this discussion paper we consider why policy makers and local partners should do more to support and encourage care providers, and the wider care provider sector, to take on a more proactive leadership role in relation to adult safeguarding.

Supporting People Living with Dementia: Evidence from Research

Date: April 2023
Type: Briefing Paper

Findings from a review undertaken at IPC distil the research evidence to explore ‘what good looks like’ in supporting people living with dementia. Understanding the evidence is essential if people’s quality of life is to be maximised.

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services - South East Region. A Guide to Co-production in Adult Social Care

Date: March 2023
Type: Guide

This guide outlines why co-production is important and the benefits it can bring us, as well as describing case study examples of co-production across the South East of England.

What Works Centre for Children's Social Care findings from the pilot evaluation of the Thriving Babies: Confident Parents (TBCP) programme

Date: March 2023
Type: Report

This report for the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care presents findings from the pilot evaluation of the Thriving Babies: Confident Parents (TBCP) programme, an early help initiative designed and delivered in multi-agency partnership.

Evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund 2018 to 2022: summary

Date: December 2022
Type: Summary

This document summarises findings from the 3-year evaluation of the adoption support fund. The adoption support fund was established to meet the therapeutic needs of children who left care through adoption or a special guardianship order.

Evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund: second follow up survey of families

Date: December 2022
Type: Report

This report is part of our 3-year evaluation of the Support Fund (ASF) during 2018-2021. It provides findings from the final survey of families whose children received therapeutic support.

Palliative and End of Life Support in Place-Based Care in Wales

Date: December 2022
Type: Report

This report from IPC and Marie Curie considers the importance of high quality palliative and end of life support in place-based care.

West Wales Care Partnership Market Stability Report

Date: October 2022
Type: Report

In 2022 IPC worked with the West Wales Care Partnership to produce a statutory required Market Stability Report (MSR) covering Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire County Councils, and Hywel Dda Health Board.