Life Chances Fund Social Impact Bond – Free Webinar

6 July 2017.  11am – 12pm

OPM Group is bringing together influential people in social care and public health for a webinar to explore the opportunities of the £80m Life Chances Fund (LCF). The LCF is designed to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. OPM Group’s internationally recognised Social Impact Bond (SIB) experts Dr Chih Hoong Sin and Dr Peter Welsh will help you gain a clear understanding of how to:

  • Understand social investment
  • Access the £80m Life Chances Fund
  • Understand the application process
  • Check your eligibility

The current round of the LCF supports:

  • Healthy lives (long term health conditions, public health interventions)
  • Older people’s services (independent living, adult social care and social isolation)

Who is it for?

This first in our Life Chances Fund webinar series is primarily intended for commissioners:

  • Elected Council Members with responsibility for public health and social care
  • Directors and Commissioners of Adult Social Services
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Public Health Commissioners
  • Providers of healthy lives and independent living services
  • Social Investors

About the speakers

Dr Chih Hoong Sin is Director of Innovation & Social Investment at OPM Group and has been influential in leading both the development of SIBs and the thinking around their use in areas such as health and social care. Chih Hoong has worked with SIBs from Essex to Japan and has become one of the foremost experts in the field, delivering some of the most significant workshops and learning events in the UK and appearing as a keynote speaker.   Dr Peter Welsh is Head of Evaluation at OPM Group and is recognised as a SIB advisor by the Centre for SIBs following his innovative work in developing the ‘Closer to Home’ SIB for Kent County Council. Peter’s specific expertise in evaluation is essential in building the evidence base for SIBs and providing the basis for building investor confidence and impact measurement.

About OPM group

OPM Group is an independent employee-owned research and consultancy organisation. We support and champion the delivery of social impact, and help people have a say in the decisions that affect them. We work with public, private and third sector organisations – as well as service users and communities – to ensure that services are designed and implemented efficiently, effectively and in the public interest. We deliver a range of services including

  • evaluation and impact analysis
  • research and insight
  • consultation and engagement
  • coaching, mentoring and facilitation
  • organisational development and change management

Our clients mainly work in:

  • health and social care
  • local and central government
  • the voluntary and community sector
  • utilities, transport, infrastructure and the environment

We were established in 1989 as the UK’s first employee-owned “public interest” company. Since then, the landscape of public service delivery has changed immensely but our commitment to social value still runs through all the work we do. We are proud of the social impact of our work and this motivates us to deliver high quality services and outcomes for our clients. Please save the date if you are interested in attending.  More details to follow W/C 26 July 2017 

We welcome any specific questions and would be delighted to receive them before the event.  Please can you email these (and any questions) to Peter Welsh:  and prefix the subject line with LCFSIBWEBINAR 

If you would like to participate please contact Marcus Clissold-Lesser: to get a Webex meeting invitation