“Good support isn’t just about ‘services’ – it’s about having a life.”
IMPACT stands for ‘IMProving Adult Care Together’. It is a new £15 million UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Health Foundation. It will be led by Professor Jon Glasby at the University of Birmingham, with a Leadership Team of 12 other academic, policy and practice partners, and a broader consortium of key stakeholders from across the sector and across the four nations of the UK.
IMPACT will be an ‘implementation centre’, drawing on knowledge gained from different types of research, the lived experience of people using services and their carers, and the practice wisdom of social care staff. It will work across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to make sure that it is embedded in and sensitive to the very different policy contexts in the four nations, as well as being able to share learning across the whole of the UK.