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Transform Magazine is for all Public Servants Seeking to Transform Local Public Service

We created Transform as a source of information to share helpful advice and showcase public service transformations in alignment with our goal of sharing best practice across the public sector. The magazine covers a wide variety of topics about local public service improvement across the UK.

Mobile Stories – October 2021

Only interested in one topic in particular? We’ve broke down the magazine into mobile stories allowing you to easily access the content you want to read at the touch of a button. Have a read of our mobile stories by clicking on the links below.

Australia’s Child Wise builds child safeguarding in the UK

Child Wise, an Australian not-for-profit which supports a range of organisations including local government to improve their child safety practices, is now operating in the UK. Click here to read more.

The next generation of care management

iESE is now in the development stage of building a new Case Management System (CMS) which has the potential to revolutionise how social workers keep and use client records. Click here to read more.

iESE publishes new Fair Care Charter

iESE’s Fair Care Charter, developed in conjunction with local authorities and technology providers, outlines the principles iESE would like to see become industry standard around information and data management in person-centred care practice. Click here to read more.

CareCubed supports collaborative working

iESE’s tool CareCubed is continuously evolving to add greater functionality and to support collaborative working for its ever-growing user base. Here we outline some key recent updates. Click here to read more.

A top-up funding tool which could transform the market

Fairly allocating top-up funding for children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (ECHP) and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is an issue many local authorities grapple with. Additionally, increasing numbers of ECHPs being issued means the system and budgets may soon be unable to keep up with demand. Redesigning and transforming how top-up funds are allocated is now possible – even necessary – and there is new technology available to help. Click here to read more.

Social Care at the iESE Conference 2021

Delegates at the recent iESE Conference heard from an esteemed panel on issues around digital and technology in the social care sector. Here we draw out some key highlights from the conversation. Click here to read more.

Welcome Letter – October 2021

Putting the Spotlight on Health and Social Care

Welcome to this latest edition of Transform which focuses on health and social care. As an organisation which helps local government transform its services, social care has always been a key area of our expertise. Now we are excited to announce that iESE is set to enter the Case Management Software market. This is a big investment for us, going up against several key players, and a move we hope will revolutionise what care management looks like. You can read all about this development on pages 4 and 5.
This is not iESE’s first venture into the care management software market. We launched our CareCubed tool as a successor to our Care Funding Calculator, which is now used by more than 80 organisations, including a third of local authorities. The tool brings transparency to negotiations between care providers and commissioners when agreeing a care package. You can read an update about CareCubed on page 7.
We know from our model of the future that the nature of care itself is set to change dramatically. With the predicted shortfall in carers in the future there is a need both to make the sector more appealing as a career choice and make these roles more rewarding by switching the focus from record keeping to giving care workers greater time on the ground to create better outcomes. As demand for services increases, the need to use technology to free up staff time is even more necessary. You can read a partial transcript from a talk given at our recent conference about technology in social care on pages 10 and 11.
In this issue we also look at a new top-up funding profiler tool designed to help allocate top-up funding for children whose care within school or college reaches more than £6,000 a year. The tool’s designer, Social Kemistri, is looking for one or more local authorities with large numbers of children with SEND and ECHPs to invest and take the prototype to product stage. See pages 8 and 9 for more information.
Get in touch with any feedback on this issue or with views for inclusion in a future edition by emailing Annabelle at

Dr Andrew Larner and the iESE Team

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