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Public Service Futures Research Report Volume 6: Civil Society

Public Service Futures is sponsored by OPM to bring together visionary thinkers with decision-makers across the public sector to decide how best to prepare for the future. This edition, volume six, discusses civil society, and specifically one of the Coalition Government’s key policy platforms – the Big Society. What will be the effect of devolving… Read More

ecdp Briefing Paper 5 – A collection of case studies

In 2008 Essex County Council (ECC) commissioned OPM and ecdp to do a longitudinal study of people receiving cash payments for adult social care in Essex. This is one of a series of briefing papers containing findings from the second annual round of research with service users, frontline practitioners and providers in Essex.

ecdp Briefing Paper 4 – Attitudes to risk in using personal budgets

In 2008 Essex County Council (ECC) commissioned OPM and ecdp to do a longitudinal study of people receiving cash payments for adult social care in Essex. This is one of a series of briefing papers containing findings from the second annual round of research with service users, frontline practitioners and providers in Essex.

ecdp Briefing Paper 3 – Developing the service provider market

In 2008 Essex County Council (ECC) commissioned OPM and ecdp to do a longitudinal study of people receiving cash payments for adult social care in Essex. This is one of a series of briefing papers containing findings from the second annual round of research with service users, frontline practitioners and providers in Essex.

ecdp Briefing Paper 2 – Understanding demand

In 2008 Essex County Council (ECC) commissioned OPM and ecdp to do a longitudinal study of people receiving cash payments for adult social care in Essex. This is one of a series of briefing papers containing findings from the second annual round of research with service users, frontline practitioners and providers in Essex.

ecdp Briefing Paper 1 – Positive impacts of cash payments

In 2008 Essex County Council (ECC) commissioned OPM and ecdp to do a longitudinal study of people receiving cash payments for adult social care in Essex. This is one of a series of briefing papers containing findings from the second annual round of research with service users, frontline practitioners and providers in Essex.

Teaching approaches that help to build resilience to extremism among young people

This report presents the findings from a large-scale, in-depth research study into teaching methods – knowledge, skills, teaching practices and behaviours – that help to build resilience to extremism. The focus is on teaching methods to be used in a general classroom setting rather than as part of interventions targeted at those deemed at risk… Read More

Complaints about privately funded and privately arranged adult social care

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) commissioned OPM to research the current state of complaints-handling in the adult social care sector. The LGO wanted to understand what works well in current complaints-handling, and what needs to be improved, from a range of different perspectives including those of people who use adult social care services, their relatives or others acting on… Read More