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New models of public service ownership

‘Mutuals’ are organisations that are owned by their employees, in some cases alongside other stakeholders, and now represent a significant section of the economy. Recent policy initiatives from all political parties seek to extend their contribution, and the government has recently outlined plans to extend their role in public services. This report draws on research… Read More

Evaluation of the Muslim Council of Wales ‘Prevent’ Work

OPM were commissioned by the Welsh Government (WG) (formally Welsh Assembly Government) in October 2010 to conduct an evaluation of the Muslim Council of Wales (MCW) preventing violent extremism work, known as the ADFYWIAD1 programme (referred to as ‘the programme’ henceforth). The aim of the evaluation, as identified in the research specification, is to provide the… Read More

Measuring what works in integration and cohesion

Ewan King, Director at OPM, contributed to an expert round table hosted by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to inform the development of an evaluation tool tailored to the specific needs of cohesion and integration projects and initiatives across Europe. This free document comprises the session’s report.

Reablement: a guide for frontline staff

A learning guide to reablement commissioned by the North East Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NE IEP), as part of its Excellence in Reablement project. The NE IEP worked with the 12 local authority areas of the North East of England to support them as they developed and extended their reablement services. It was funded… Read More

Ageing Well: an asset based approach

This handbook is for those who want to improve life for older people in their community. It introduces and explains an asset-based approach and describes how it has been used in a variety of localities. It also suggests how this approach could be used to create new activities and support for older people in local… Read More

Unlocking Local Capacity

This report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils interviewed especially for this research, up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where local authorities are now and where… Read More

Quick wins…and missed opportunities

How local authorities can work with blind and partially sighted people to build a better future. This report, based on a major programme of RNIB research carried out by the independent public interest company OPM, shows that: Blind and partially sighted people are a diverse group of people with different  experiences and needs. They have… Read More

Fairness and Equality – Leading in London

OPM completed a two year London Councils programme to build the capacity of local authorities across the capital to respond to the challenge of improving fairness and equality. This final report focuses on key learning points and good practice examples.