Nick Nielsen Director

Nick is an award winning entrepreneur, facilitator, trainer and coach, with over ten years’ experience of leading and supporting organisations in … read more


Richard Wilson Director

Richard leads the public participation and leadership development work programs in Osca. He has over 15 years experience supporting change in … read more


Jo Weir

Jo is a manager, researcher and social media lead for Osca. She has supported on many of Osca’s recent projects including … read more


Helen Fisher

Helen is an associate of Osca, specialising in evaluation and research. She has more than 12 years experience in the world … read more


Genevieve Maitland Hudson

Gen is a researcher, evaluator and project designer. She has wide-ranging experience of academic and social research. For the last six … read more


Douglas Hing

Douglas Hing is a General Practitioner with a background in Coaching, Education and Management. He is also a Clinical Lead for … read more


Mark Kerr

Mark is a researcher and strategist who has specific experience of the development and use of outcome frameworks to demonstrate the … read more


Neil Reeder

Neil Reeder is an economist providing analysis on the delivery, commissioning and financing of services to improve social outcomes. He is … read more


Matthew Kalman Mezey

Matthew is a researcher, writer/journalist, trainer and practitioner around digital outreach using online communities as well as transformative and Integral approaches … read more


David Rooke

David is the Director of Harthill Consulting, which he co-founded in 1985. Since that time he has been working to develop … read more


Edward Andersson

Edward Andersson is a consultant around engagement and participation. He was part of the team that founded the Involve Foundation in … read more


Sean Blair

Sean is an award winning entrepreneur and facilitator with over twenty-five years of experience in helping people and projects achieve outstanding … read more


THE OSCA SOCIAL IMPACT LAB

Meeting today’s complex social challenges requires thoughtful exploration and prototyping. Osca has a three phase process for this:

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1. INSIGHT AND RESEARCH

Exploration of ideas through research, development and user feedback. These ideas are based on insights from both research and practice in our core areas.
EXAMPLES: TROUBLED FAMILIES DATABASE, ANTI-HERO REPORT (CLORE & RSA)

2. COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT

If an idea has the potential to be transformative we develop the approach or technological application with partners.
EXAMPLE: SHARED MEASUREMENT (NPC, CYI), HIDDEN TALENT (PWC, HARTHILL)

3. BRINGING TO MARKET

Here we make the new product or service available to the wider market with tools to support genuine, visible and measureable social impact.
EXAMPLE: COACHING FOR HEALTH (NHS DEANERY, NCEL)

OUR SKILLS —

Our core skills lie across three areas that are
rarely brought together for social impact:

 

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Why Choose Us?

We are as interested in people as we are in measurement and analysis. No social impact, leadership or organisational change process will be effective without understanding and commitment from those involved. We always design approaches that build on and develop people’s strengths and work for them not against them.
Data is only really valuable when you have the means to analyse it. The main focus of our data work is the development of simple and usable means of analsying the information collected as a matter of course by organisations and using it to better understand what they do, how well it is working and how they can flex efficiently to do it better.
We always look at our work in context. We have a particular focus on the interaction between organisations and the external dynamics that determine many of the decisions taken within them. Our aim is always to bring perspective and the benefits of useful comparative approaches to our clients.