Social Care Advisory Network

The Social Care Advisory Network advises subscribers on best practice, legislation and professional issues in both adult and children's services. Your advisor works directly with central government and other public sector bodies to keep you at the forefront of the crucial issues affecting local government decisions on social care.

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Meet your advisor

Sophie ColesSophie Coles

Sophie joined CIPFA in March 2022 and will be leading on both the Social Care Advisory Network and our policy work within social care. She is a qualified occupational therapist, with over 16 years experiences working in the public and private sectors, mainly in Scotland. She worked previously as a Practitioner Lead at a Health and Social Care Partnership in Scotland, where she identified solutions to achieve better outcomes within service delivery.

Email: sophie.coles@cipfa.org


Network essentials

Our Introduction to... workshops offer training on a range of topics for for local government practitioners and elected members new local government or in need of a refresher.

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Further resources

Subscribe to TISonline for further expert guidance on adult social care and health children's services. You also gain access to e-alerts when new information is published in your area of interest, and share your subscription across your organisation.

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