Achieving sustainable culture and behaviour change*
‘Culture change’ is a phrase that is frequently mentioned when talking about a local authority’s change of direction. Yet, achieving culture change is notoriously difficult, requiring buy-in from staff and drive from the top. In this article, Peopletoo’s Maggie Kenney, Kirsty Jordan and Karen de Miranda Candeia discuss measures to achieve permanent change.
A Big Thank You to Everyone
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year. You do not need us to say this. It has been a challenge for the entire human race but through this, we have pulled together. We have shown that we are stronger together and from all this strife, we will emerge.
Tech is the perfect partner, but it will never replace the emotion
‘…people and robots interact socially—the right kind of AI can improve the way humans relate to one another.’
How AI Will Rewire Us, The Atlantic
Since the 1940s humanity has been fixated on the notion that machines will rise up. From Isaac Asimov posting his famous Three Laws of Robotics in the 1940s to the Terminator films. It is an inbuilt fear of what machines could become.
Children's Social Care
Team Pavilion: Walking in the Shoes of our Customers
Child Poverty in the United Kingdom part two
Routes out of poverty
There are many ways in which support can be provided, but in the long term, there really is only one route out of poverty. Society needs to commit to ending child and food poverty. This change needs to be championed by politicians and on the ground, in towns and cities. Child poverty is not inevitable and the historical precedence is that child poverty levels in the UK have been significantly lower than they are today.
Child Poverty in the United Kingdom
Poverty is something that has followed society around for years. With the arrival of the global pandemic known as COVID-19, the situation has moved from bad to worse. We are now living in a country that many believe is equivalent to that which was seen in the 1900s, with regards to poverty.
International Women’s Day: OLMers who #choosetochallenge the status quo
International Women’s Day celebrates women across the world and strives for gender equality. The theme for this year is #ChoosetoChallenge and this is something that we fully endorse as an organisation. We are fully committed to gender equality and offering equal opportunities which make a difference. Our core goal is to make a difference to those working in health and social care, with our team of OLMers behind us.
The roadmap out of lockdown is here, but are we ready for the challenges?
The long-awaited announcement finally arrived. Monday evening, the worst kept secret in political history was delivered to the British public. The roadmap that we were all hoping for arrived and we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but will it please everyone?
OLM has been working since 1991 and this is our 30th year of making a difference
On the 30th May 1991, Peter O’Hara set up OLM with a thousand pounds in his pocket. He did so with a vision to make a difference to everyone working in health and social care. Nearly 30 years later and with a little extra grey in the hair, Peter is still here today, pushing forward with that vision.