A collaboration between the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and Peopletoo will enhance the data councils can use to improve social care service outcomes.
Local authority customers of CIPFA’s Social Care Benchmarking services will be able to access unique insight around Looked After Children and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to better interpret their benchmarking data.
David Caplan, Head Research and Analytics, CIPFA, said:
"This collaborative joint venture combines an abundance of social care expertise, providing members with clear recommendations adding significant value to their benchmarking exercises."
The combined expertise of the two organisations across financial management, demand modelling, cultural change and best practice will strengthen existing CIPFA dataset analysis. The enhanced service provides valuable insight that will help councils manage demand, reduce costs, improve practice and service performance.
Michael Curnow, Business Development Director, Peopletoo said:
"Our data from across the sector reveals more than just numbers and cost. It provides a bird's eye view of performance, practice and potential savings, as well as opportunities and challenges. It facilitates deep-diving into performance as factors affecting outcomes are more easily understood and learning shared.
"There is sometimes a disconnect between finance and social care practitioners in developing a mutual understanding of the operational and financial challenges facing social care. Partnering with CIPFA is key to delivering the type of analysis that is effective for the sector."
Further cost and demand modelling tools will continue to be developed as part of the organisational partnership over the next three years in order to provide user-friendly solutions to the challenges councils face in children's social care.
To discuss how CIPFA can help you with your Data Analytics service requirements and for more information on the enhanced insight and analysis report available to all subscribing social care benchmarking service members, contact our team:
T: +44 (0)20 7543 5600
CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. CIPFA shows the way in public finance globally, standing up for sound public financial management and good governance around the world as the leading commentator on managing and accounting for public money.
Peopletoo work with public sector organisations across the UK to transform services. They work with organisations to create innovative and practical ways to achieve better outcomes for children's services and adult social care, while delivering efficiencies through a focus on cost and demand and applying digital design. Peopletoo are currently working with over 30 top tier councils in social care.