Older people must be at the centre of community life and be treated as gifted and valued citizens until the end of life.
This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.
Individual Service Funds (ISF) Guide
This guide, written by Sam Smith and Frances Brown, shares decades of experience in using Individual Service Funds (ISFs) to provide personalised support.
Make A Difference - Support Valued Experiences
John O'Brien has produced a colouring book to be used to help us build a valued life for ourselves or those we care about.
Self-Directed Support: Your Choice, Your Right
John Dalrymple, Donald Macaskill and Henry Simmons explore the development of self-directed support in Scotland and argue that there needs to be a greater commitment to the core…
Our New Family
Peter Leidy shares his family's experience of partnering with another family to support an elderly relative.
Michael Balkow argues that compassion and respect for the autonomy of those with terminal illnesses requires change in the law to enable assisted suicide.
Asking Better Questions
Lindsay Tighe believes that if we make some simple changes to the way we communicate with each other, we enable human potential and capability to be released.
Individualised Funding: Implications for Family Carers
A report commissioned by Mind Australia to find out how carers experienced similar schemes to the NDIS, when they were introduced internationally.
Calderdale's Guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Calderdale Council have produced a guide for Individual Service Funds (ISFs) which describes their benefits to citizens in clear and accessible English.
Next Steps on Inclusion
Simon Duffy wonders why progress to inclusion seems to have stalled and sets out the case for personalised support.
Caring for Older People is Not a Wicked Problem
Sarah Taylor explains why ageing and the 'problems' associated with care for older people are not so much 'wicked problems' but functions of faulty thinking.
Mervyn Eastman talks with Simon Duffy about growing older, the meaning of citizenship and the challenges facing the welfare state and society today.