Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
How NDIS could be developed to promote, not hinder, social innovation.
The Power of WomenCentre
WomenCentre is a pioneering social innovation based in Halifax. Local women have come together to support those of them who face the gravest difficulties.
Simon Schwab outlines the principles that should underpin the reform of NDIS.
From Isolation to Transformation
Hazel Stuteley gave this talk at TedxExeter 2013 explaining how communities can move from isolation to transformation.
Local Government and Welfare Reform
This presentation explores the connection between the disintegration of the current welfare system and the attacks on the role of local government.
No to Competing Services - Yes to Human Rights
Sami Helle explains to the European Parliament that people with intellectual disabilities should not be trapped in the 'cheapest service'.
How To Reform The ESA System
Simon Duffy argues that the current ESA system is deeply flawed and suggests an alternative based on a better understanding of unemployment.
Impact of PIP on Social Care
This analysis was carried out on behalf of We Are Spartacus and estimates how the end of DLA will hit local government.
Commissioning and Community Sourcing
Written by Chris Howells and Chris Yapp this publication shows commissioners how they can break free from damaging assumptions.
Whose Community Is It Anyway?
Written by Simon Duffy this paper suggests it's time to re-think commissioning and work with communities in a real partnership of equals.
Northern Social Justice
Perhaps the future of the welfare state does not lie in the hands of Southern think tanks but of Northern social innovators.
Simon Duffy describes international best practice in self-directed support and personal budgets.