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Public service consultancy IMPOWER has been announced as a headline sponsor for the National Children and Adult Services Conference. Taking place in Manchester in November 2022, the conference aims to support service providers for children, young people and adults across the UK.

The annual National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) is a three day conference for elected members and senior leaders in local authorities with responsibility for the delivering effective services and opportunities for children, young people and adults. Organised jointly by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and the Local Government Association (LGA), it provides a vital space for councillors, directors, senior officers, policy-makers and service managers in the statutory, voluntary and private sector.

As the NCASC prepares to offer a platform for key policies and improvement agendas in the space in 2022, it has announced its corporate partners. For the conference taking place from the 2nd of November, it has confirmed IMPOWER as headline sponsor to the event.

National Children and Adult Services Conference partners with IMPOWER

IMPOWER is a consulting firm which specialises in helping public sector entities with transformation agendas, and as such, it has been in keen demand of late. According to the firm’s website, it has worked with more than 140 councils, health bodies and other local organisations since 2000, supporting public bodies to provide better outcomes with lower costs. As the headline sponsor, IMPOWER believes that the provision of effective health, education and social care services must put adults, children, young people, and their families at the heart of public service delivery.

Olly Swann, Lead Director for Children’s Services at IMPOWER, said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring NCASC 2022, at what is a critical time for children’s services. NCASC represents a key opportunity for the joining-up of likeminded people and organisations who are all working to enable a fairer system. We know that we can do better with the services that are provided to children and young adults and I look forward to hearing more about how we can harness innovative solutions which are being delivered across the UK and encourage system wide improvements.”

IMPOWER is committed to supporting organisations to address the challenges of complexity and overcome barriers to improvement whilst reflecting the different voices and perspectives in the sector. NCASC brings together all those from local and central government, private and the community and voluntary sectors with an interest in the provision of adult and children services, health, education and adult social care to share evidence and best practice.

Sean Hanson, Chief Executive of IMPOWER, added, “We have sponsored NCASC this year because it has never been more important to enable and supercharge the ability of public service leaders to improve lives by overcoming the complex challenges they face. The funding challenges faced in child and adult services will not go away any time soon, but progress can be achieved with the right approach and techniques. NCASC brings together those with an interest or influence in child and adult services to discuss how barriers can be removed opportunities can be harnessed and created.”