This month we have continued to work with clients to support them with the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this we have worked with the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition to rapidly identify and document the adaptations and flexibilities that have been put in place to support people facing multiple disadvantage during the pandemic. Part of this work focussed on how local areas may be able to sustain these changes as the Government moves to the next stage of the Covid-19 response. This report can be seen here.
We have also been working with clients on the integration of health and social care and have produced a set of slides concerning real-time evaluation approaches. We believe these approaches can be used to support systems and organisations make evidence-led decisions and support the sustainability of innovation as we collectively move into the recovery phase of the pandemic.
The slides outline five system behaviours in response to the pandemic, many of which can manifest simultaneously: Revert, Status Quo, System improvements, Rapid adoption and Innovation and transformation. We would welcome the opportunity to hear your thoughts on these approaches.