This policy paper is intended to aid policy makers and local health and social care leaders who are taking the integration agenda forward. Informed by a recent roundtable discussion, as well as OPM’s own experience, the paper shares lessons and insights from people actively implementing different integration models.
In April 2013, the Clothworkers’ Foundation commissioned OPM and independent consultant Linda Redford to evaluate the Proactive Grants Programme in Autism (PGPA). The PGPA was established in 2008, with £1.25 million allocated over five years. The programme’s aims were to: improve the lives of people with autism and their families/carers; improve awareness, knowledge and understanding of the… Read More
This guide is for anyone wanting to use coaching skills to help colleagues succeed. In particular, it is intended for managers and those with responsibility for enabling staff. Coaching is a rapidly growing method for helping people to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve aims, manage change and overcome personal challenges. It can be used both… Read More
In September 2012, the Department for Education funded 4Children to deliver the Sure Start Children’s Centres Community Management (Sure Start CCCMS programme), which was aimed at increasing parental and community involvement in children’s centres. Through the Sure Start CCCMS programme, 4Children provided support to ten groups of parents and community members to help them bid… Read More
OPM was commissioned by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to evaluate three PHF-funded therapeutic school-based grantee initiatives, which aim to prevent and reduce the impact of school truancy and exclusions. The three projects, which ran as part of PHF’s Education and Learning programme, vary considerably in terms of scope and ambition, type and intensity of support provided, and… Read More
OPM was commissioned by the Department for Education as part of consortium lead by SQW, and including Ipsos MORI and BPSR, to undertake the evaluation of the SEND Green Paper Pathfinder Programme. The main aims of the independent evaluation were to establish if approaches developed by the pathfinders: increase real choice and control and improve… Read More
Anglian Water commissioned a large programme of customer and stakeholder research and engagement activity to inform the 2014 Price Review process, as well as the company’s longer-term business planning. Through this programme, the company explored the views of household customers in a wide range of different circumstances, business customers of various sizes operating in a… Read More
OPM was commissioned by the LGA to conduct research into the more effective strategic commissioning of children’s residential care homes. The research focused on three aspects of commissioning: needs analysis; matching needs and supply; and quality assurance and monitoring. We reviewed published literature, undertook extensive interviewing, conducted an online survey of children and young people… Read More