Our Insights

  • What next for Adult Social Care?

    Social Care has just faced its toughest ever test and while the months ahead will be different they look set to be equally challenging.  As Councils consider their responses to our new world and its pressures, we offer some ideas and evidence we hope will help. Right now:  Keep the wheels turning With some patients […]

  • Why accurate reporting on Care Home deaths matters

    COVID deaths look like they are being under-reported. Our analysis shows that COVID deaths in Care Homes account for less than half the increase observed. It is critical we understand if this is under-reporting or if there are other issues at play because the impact of COVID deaths is not felt equally. Over 85’s are […]

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

    How bad is it really? We reviewed ONS findings of what 6,171 businesses are saying about the impact of COVID on the British economy.   Want to ask a question or understand more detail behind our analysis? Email us here

  • The impact of COVID on the workforce and regional economic output

    The impact on the Workforce and Local Economic Output will be felt more acutely in the North and West of England The International Labour Organisation examined the impact of the crisis on economic output by different sectors. This gave the level of current impact of the COVID-19 crisis on economic output against each categorised sector (based on […]

  • COVID-19 Analysis

    Confirmed number of COVID-19 cases across England To give an understanding of how quickly COVID-19 is spreading, we analysed the relative change in the number of new cases per day across England. Due to reporting variations, a 7-day moving average was applied to this figure. A figure of 1.0 represents a constant rate of growth, […]

  • Glenesk guide to working at home

    Humans love habits. Reduced social interactions present people with a number of challenges, but setting yourself up to succeed with the right habits is key to getting through the challenges of these times better and brighter. Here are our favourite top tips from the last couple of weeks: Keep learning! It’s important to maintain growth […]

  • Make the most of Teams

    With most of the country moving to home-working, businesses are exploring ways to improve connectedness and collaboration in their teams despite people working spread-out, in their homes or offices. As our team work for clients all over the country, this is an issue we have faced in the past. Working across the country in separate […]

  • Evidence on trial: Why doesn’t evidence always lead to change?

    If you’re like me, you love evidence. The challenge is knowing how to turn evidence into action that has a real-life positive impact on the world around you. During my experiences delivering change in social care, I’ve seen local authorities develop excellent insight but often struggle to ask the right questions of it, or review […]

  • Seven Steps to Successful Development

    Effective development is one of the foundation stones of a great business. Get it right and it drives great, consistent work for clients, allows continuous growth and improvement of the company as people grow into their next role, and supports company culture and employee engagement. But development tends not to be a focus for many […]