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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

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…

Meeting urgent demand with new models of care and individual service funds

Date: May 2020
Type: Discussion paper

This paper explores how new models of care such as personal assistants, micro enterprises and umbrella organisations could be supported by local commissioners to meet additional demand using individual service funds.

How do we secure more effective place-based primary care networks for the long-term

Date: May 2020
Type: Discussion paper

In this paper IPC Director Keith Moultrie explores how local partners can draw on recent learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic to build shared place-based primary care networks for the long-term.

Surviving the pandemic: new challenges for adult social care and the social care market

Date: May 2020
Type: Discussion paper

This discussion paper by Visiting Professor John Bolton looks at how councils have avoided the predicted social care market collapse over the period of austerity and explores new problems that have emerged during the Covid 19 pandemic. How can the…

Best practice on care coordination for people with a learning disability and long term conditions

Date: April 2020
Type: Report

This revised report, written for the Department of Health and Social Care, provides an updated insight into best practice approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities.

Evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund

Date: March 2020
Type: Report

This is the first in a series of reports relating to our evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) 2018-2021. It provides early findings on the experiences and views of a range of local authority and provider stakeholders of the…

Commissioning out of hospital care services to reduce delays

Date: March 2020
Type: Discussion paper

This paper, by Visiting Professor John Bolton, offers a structured approach to understanding demand, supply and impact of our out of hospital care systems through a data collection template and proposition for a 'model' for describing the service elements which…

Opening Closed Doors Programme Evaluation

Date: February 2020
Type: Report

The report of our independent evaluation of Opening Closed Doors, a Home Office funded Barnardo's programme in South East Wales to support children and families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Managing placement provision for children and young people looked after

Date: January 2020
Type: Report

In 2019 the Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) worked with IPC to undertake a review of international evidence on approaches to managing placement provision for children and young peopled looked. This report contains details of the arrangements in the…

Research on the number of children in Wales placed into care from parents with learning disability and the reasons behind their removal

Date: December 2019
Type: Report

This ground-breaking IPC evaluation for Welsh Government explores the extent to which parents with a learning disability are over-represented within Children's Social Care Services and the factors driving patterns of involvement of parents with learning disability with Children's Social Care…

Controlling and protecting personal and sensitive data in care homes using computer-style terminals called ‘thin client devices’

Date: May 2019
Type: Case Study

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 conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…

Giving families secure access to support plans and daily notes as part of a comprehensive care planning system

Date: May 2019
Type: Case study

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 conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…