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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: 230

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…

Supply management: opportunities for a new landscape in children's commissioning post crisis

Date: June 2020
Type: Discussion paper

Following the financial crash of 2008, local authority leaders have been trying to protect their children’s services budgets as demand and so-called ‘overspends’ have been rising. The Coronavirus pandemic threatens further growth in demand on the system and with this…

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.

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…

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.

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: local authority and provider experiences

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…