Improving Adult Care Together

IMPACT (‘Improving Adult Care Together’) is the new UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care. Led by the University of Birmingham (together with people who draw on care and support, carers and a range of policy, practice and academic partners), we’ll have £15 million to invest in helping evidence of what works make a difference to services, and hence to people’s lives.

Improving Adult Care Together (IMPACT) is a new £15 million UK centre that has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Health Foundation. IMPACT will make improvements to adult social care.

IMPACT will do this by:

  • Looking at what research is telling us
  • Listening to people who use services and their carers
  • Listening to social care staff

IMPACT will make sure what people tell us and what we find is put into practice across health and social care in the UK.

We want to make sure that we focus this investment on what would make the most difference and provide the most help and support for front-line services and practice.

GWT is an active member of the IMPACT consortium and is asking colleagues and members to complete their short survey (approx. 10 mins) to help shape our work: people can complete in English, Welsh, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali or Gujarati here. or via our easy read.

IMPACT believes that “good support isn’t just about ‘services’ – it’s about having a life.”

1. To make sure adult social care workswell IMPACT will:

  • Help support services to make sure learning from research and about what works is at the centre of their work.
  • Look at what has worked in different areas and see how this can work in other parts of the UK.
  • Bring lots of organisations and people together from across the UK to share what they know and help co-design IMPACT’s work.

2. There will be three stages of work which will help to make sure IMPACT changes the way in which adult social care works in the future.
These are:

  1. Co-design
  2. Set up
  3. Delivery