New UK partnership to improve Adult Social Care
IMPACT (IMProving Adult Care Together) is the first of its kind in the UK and will bring together 37 agencies across the four countries of the UK including universities, the public and voluntary sectors and has secured £15 million in funding over the next five years. The aspiration of the partnership is: Good support isn’t just about services – it’s about having a life.
Social work is an essential part of the wider social care field. BASW has been active in the partnership bid from the beginning and Luke Geoghegan, Head of Policy and Research at BASW and a registered social worker, will be a member of the IMPACT leadership team. IMPACT will bring together people with lived experience of social care, those providing unpaid care, people working in adult social care, including social workers, experts in the mobilisation and implementation of evidence, social care providers, commissioners and policy experts, and academic teams from across the UK to share, and disseminate and implement robust evidence and good practice.