Insights

Will we see the Green Paper in 2018?

The Green Paper is a buzzword within social care. When spoken aloud it is greeted with equal measures of enthusiasm and frustration. Why?

Person Shaped Support choose ECLIPSE

In advance of their 100th birthday, Person Shaped Support (PSS) have selected our ECLIPSE solution to transform case recording.

Ofsted’s views on different social care models

There is a multitude of Children’s Service practice models being used across the UK: reclaiming social work, restorative practice, signs of safety, the team around the relationship, the list goes on…

Three Conversations and Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OT) are interested in how a person interacts with their environment, and the impact that this has on their daily life. The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) defines occupation, as:"the practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity”.

DToC: Service transformation can help

The issue of delayed transfers of care is a national one and it is one that we have spoken about in depth. Our solution to the crisis is one that has received not only national but also international recognition.

Digital Health and Care in Scotland

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Social Work Scotland Act and the annual Social Work Scotland event has took this as its theme.

UK’s largest children’s charity chooses ECLIPSE

Barnardo’s select OLM’s ECLIPSE case management and ECLIPSE Citizen Engagement tools to ensure that children’s needs are met and voices heard.

Social Care: The 80/20 Rule

Pareto’s law (or principle) states that for many events, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Will robots replace Social Workers in ten years?

If you are of working age then you have no doubt thought about this question at least once in the past ten years.

Invest for the future, invest in the social care workforce

The real competitive advantage in any service is one word only, which is “people”. This is especially true in social care.

Digital Capability within social work

Like it or not the digital world is here and it is here to stay. Those that embrace it will thrive and those who do not will fall. Social Work is no different. The difference with Social Work is that the cost of failure is so much higher.

Is it ever acceptable for a Social Worker to ignore their clients?

Being ignored is never nice. Whether it is by your friends, family or your partner, it doesn’t matter, it hurts. There is no nice way to be ignored.

What do we do?

OLM produces social care technology that takes the complexity out of people's lives.