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  • Support of Local Authorities in these challenging times

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Martin Murphy, Head of Children’s Services at ICS Assessment Services, addresses the challenges of COVID-19 and responds to how we manage to effectively support local authorities during this uncertain time.

  • The Role of Project Co-ordinators at ICS Assessment Services

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    ICS Assessment Services has always valued the effective support from knowledgeable, personal administrative support that keeps the social work engine running. One of our experienced Project Coordinators, Sean O’Brien, gives his personal perspective and helps us to understand the many aspects of his role and how it benefits ICS’ work with the Local Authorities.

  • My 30 day exercise challenge for the Mind Charity

    My 30 day exercise challenge for the Mind Charity

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Managing Director, Alex Sweeney talks about his exercise everyday challenge in aid of the Mind charity. Whilst improving his overall fitness, he noticed many benefits to his mental health, read our latest blog to find out more about how he got on.

  • Mind: Our sponsored charity for 2020

    Mind: Our sponsored charity for 2020

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Announcement of Mind as our charity sponsor for 2020 and our fundraising activities for the year including the Dulux London Revolution cycling challenge, The Peak District Challenge, The South Coast challenge and the 2020 Swim Serpentine

  • System Integration and Productivity 2019: Our Approach in Social Care

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    For the first of our exploratory thought pieces in 2019, we’ve looked at how Social Care systems and processes have adapted to meet ever-increasing demand, and whether we truly are thinking differently about how our services evolve and transform to meet customers’ needs.

    Working with over 40 Councils in both Children’s and Adults Services, we have asked the questions and challenged the answers to understand what it really takes to manage demand and become more productive in 2019. The below offers some critical thinking to how we currently measure and deliver services, and what we might need to do differently to be successful.

    A key theme to the below is integration – and, whilst the interface between health and social care, multi-agency, place-based, asset-based approaches are already squarely on the radar – this focus sometimes misses the just-as-important integration within and between social care departments.

  • ICS Assessment Services at National Social Care Conference Wales 2018

    ICS Assessment Services at National Social Care Conference Wales 2018

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    ICS Assessment Services at National Social Care Conference Wales 2018

    Come to our Stand 9 (to the left of registration, opposite the Main Conference Hall) to find out more about how we can help.

  • Thought Pieces: Commissioning

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    As part of our ongoing partnership with Rutland County Council, we've published our second thought piece in our Commissioning series.

  • NSSC 2018 - only two weeks to go...

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    With only two weeks to go until the National Social Care Conference 2018, we look forward to seeing you there and meeting with all event-goers to hear about the fantastic work being undertaken in Social Care both now and in the future.

    We’re excited to present our latest work with Directors, talk to you about the latest developments in providing excellent social work practice and understand your needs in an increasingly demanding and challenging market.

  • How are you monitoring your strengths-based approach?

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    As specialists in delivering Adults and Children’s social work services, we have learned over the past three years how to keep delivery of services flexible and appropriate for all clients and service users, whilst also ensuring value for money at its heart, in addition to sustainability for both Local Authorities and the provider market.

  • Social care outsourcing: A guide

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    The current environment in Children’s and Adults Social Care is volatile – and it is no secret that historic practices, combined with dwindling budgets have struggled to keep up with effective ways of delivering services that meet the ever-changing needs of the population.

    Operational Directors, Managers and Commissioners (who battle with this unpredictability in the market on a daily basis) can however, through straightforward planning and execution, create a strong contractual environment which will enable a successful model of procurement for their services.

    We present our best practice tips and advice on how to make sure you are getting the best value for money when outsourcing in Social Services.