Our publications (96 results)

vInspired 24/24 Programme Evaluation

In August 2011 vInspired commissioned OPM to conduct an evaluation of the 24/24 programme. This report presents the findings from three strands of the evaluation including the initial scoping phase, three waves of qualitative fieldwork held at four provider sites from October 2011 to February 2013, and analysis of Life Choice survey data conducted at four points over a… Read More

Opportunities to exploit and challenges to overcome in the implementation of integrated care

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.

Evaluation of the Proactive Grants Programme in Autism

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

Coaching: A guide to helping people to succeed at work

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

The Sure Start Children’s Centres Community Management Support programme

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

Therapeutic early interventions to prevent school exclusion and truancy

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

Impact Evaluation of the SEND Pathfinder Programme

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: Discover, Discuss, Decide

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