New ITT: Independent evaluation of IMPACT: IMProving Adult Care Together (UK Centre for Evidence Implementation in Adult Social Care)

Posted 2022.01.17

Invitation To Tender:

  • The Health Foundation is seeking an evaluation partner to undertake an independent evaluation of the IMProving Adult Care Together (IMPACT) Centre, a £15m UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by the Health Foundation and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation.
  • The aim of commissioning the evaluation is to assess the overall impact of the Centre from the funders’ perspective against its underlying Theory of Change and its four primary aims.
  • Bids of up to £400,000, inclusive of VAT and expenses are anticipated. (Please note: This is a revised tender from 2020 with a new scope and increased budget).

The IMPACT Centre which is led by Professor Jon Glasby at the University of Birmingham, aims to transform how social care evidence is turned into practice, including supporting adults and young people moving into adult social care, and how social care interacts with partner agencies and other sectors. The Centre will seek to increase the use of high-quality evidence research by adult social care staff; build capability among the workforce to identify and evaluate innovations in adult social care; improve connectivity across social care providers and staff, commissioners, innovators, people with lived experience of social care, academics and policy makers; and improve understanding of the behaviours and mechanisms that lead to, or prevent, the uptake and implementation of evidence across social care.

The Centre is being developed and implemented in three phases over seven years, between April 2021 and December 2027.

The deadline for responses is 12:00 (midday), Thursday 3 March 2022.

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