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Giving Local People a Voice

Monday February 6 2017

Starting last week OPM Group delivered the first of six events on behalf of the team in South West London developing the area’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). Along with 43 other partnerships across the country, the area is developing a five-year plan to ensure quality of care is maintained in the context of changing… Read More

New Appointment

Friday November 18 2016

From: Peter Holland OPM Group In conjunction with the announcement of Ms Khan’s departure OPM Group would also like to announce the appointment of Terry Parker as Interim Finance and Corporate Services Director.   Mr Parker has been a Finance and Corporate Services director in a range of public, private and third sector organisations. He’s… Read More


Friday November 18 2016

From Peter Holland, CEO OPM Group. With regret, I would like to announce that Jameela Khan, OPM Group Finance and Corporate Services Director, will be leaving OPM Group on 20th November.   Jameela went part time in April to begin to develop her own business providing financial and management consultancy support to charities and third… Read More


Participatory budgeting 10 years on

Thursday November 18 2010

A few days ago I attended a Participatory Budgeting and the Big Society event in London.  Apparently it has been 10 years since the participatory budgeting (PB) idea was borrowed from Porto Alegre in Brazil and introduced to the UK. Several years ago I chaired an IPPR seminar to explore whether PB was something which… Read More

Greater Manchester Police’s 24-hour Twitter experiment brings public service work to life

Wednesday November 17 2010

I recently attended a social media breakfast event where I got the chance to learn about Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) 24-hour Twitter experiment where the force committed to tweeting – in real time – all 3,205 incidents that they handled over 24 hours. Kevin Hoy, head of web strategy at GMP, discussed the experiment in… Read More

Why it’s vital to remember that all communities share ‘British’ values

Tuesday November 16 2010

Anyone who heard or read about Home Office Secretary, Theresa May’s announcement of the official review of the Prevent strategy is sure to have picked up on the Government’s emphasis on the role of integration and British values in ‘defeating extremism’ and ‘stopping radicalisation’. We’re definitely expecting to hear more about ‘integration’ and ‘British values’… Read More