The winners of the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards were revealed at a glittering awards ceremony in London on the 24th November. Entries for this year's awards will open in April 2018.

OLM Systems

Category Supporter: Creative & Innovative Social Work Practice

Tel: 0208 973 1100




Social Workers are brilliant individuals. We're delighted to celebrate the fabulous work they do. Our focus is enabling social workers to be even more amazing!


To do that social workers need to be empowered by the technology and processes they use. Whether it be implementing our revolutionary '3 conversations’ model or our latest software innovations, we work with customers to deliver smart solutions that make a real difference.


For more than 25 years we have developed solutions to the problems associated with the health and social care industry. We have taken customers through four different technology upgrades and created our latest solution, The Platform for Care, in partnership with more than 300 social care professionals.


Our Platform joins up agencies, providers, communities, children and their families to deliver truly collaborative care.


The Platform solves the challenges of effective Safeguarding, Engagement and Commissioning across Children’s Services, Adult Services, Health and the wider care sector.


Our latest software solution, BedFinder, was designed specifically to solve the problems associated with delayed discharge. It originated from a simple conversation with a client and turned into a ground-breaking piece of software. BedFinder has been highlighted on the BBC News, Three Counties Radio and a dozen local and national news sites such as Design Week, BBC News and Care Home Professional.


The success of BedFinder has been complimented by the launch of our latest case management solution, Eclipse. The new solution was created alongside social care professionals to solve the problems of case recording in the 21st century. The underlying technology contained within Eclipse has been designed to be as responsive today as it will be in ten years’ time. By designing your technology with the next ten years in mind, you ensure investment in your infrastructure. Our Platform for Care has been recognised over the past year within five separate awards. From the National Technology Awards to the Municipal Journal Awards and being awarded the status of National Champion within the European Business Awards. It has been a year of great success and triumph.


Our support of the Social Worker of the year awards emphasises our dedication to the future of social care – together we make the difference!