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Corporate Responsibility at OPM Group: our Commitment to Communities

Friday June 30 2017

At OPM Group, our Corporate Responsibility work engages with 4 main areas: Our business-based social purpose Our neighbours & local communities Environmental sustainability Employee engagement and organisational diversity We believe that for corporate responsibility work to benefit communities, it needs to be ongoing, community-driven, and transparent. As a Living Wage Employer whose social purpose is… Read More

OPM Group is part of an exciting three year project to develop connected driverless vehicles in the UK for an ageing society

Tuesday June 6 2017

FLOURISH is a three year government funded project which aims to advance the successful implementation of connected driverless vehicles in the UK. The project is worth 5.5 million and is being delivered by a multi-sector consortium.   It is anticipated that older adults with ageing-related impairments and people with mobility needs will be particular beneficiaries… Read More

Social Impact Bonds and their implications for service providers

Friday May 12 2017

During my recent visit to Japan, I heard about the early steps taken in the Yokohama City Social Impact Bond (SIB) pilot. I was struck by how radical the idea of outcomes-based commissioning and delivery is in Japan. The current interest in SIBs in Japan can be seen as an attempt to refocus public services… Read More


‘No decision about me without me’: Does the Health and Social Care Bill pass muster?

Wednesday February 9 2011

Putting patient voice at the heart of the NHS is a guiding principle of the Coalition’s health reforms. But eight high profile health charities have said that they do not feel that the current Bill before Parliament achieves this. They are worried that the proposed local HeathWatch bodies will have insufficient powers and resources to… Read More

Making English teaching more available

Tuesday February 8 2011

David Cameron’s speech at the Munich Security Conference has caused quite a reaction. And rightly so: it was the first major speech addressing the issue of multi-culturalism, extremism and integration since the Coalition Government was established. Many of the issues raised in his speech are covered in our recent paper, Resilience and integration: a way… Read More

A new approach to preventing violent extremism

Thursday January 27 2011

The government is reviewing the Prevent strategy, the policy framework that aims to prevent people from becoming or supporting terrorists. It has clearly signalled that the new approach will be radically repositioned in light of the widespread criticisms of the original strategy. Although we are not yet clear on how the strategy will be delivered… Read More