Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
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.
Simon Duffy gives an international perspective on the design of systems of individualised funding for people with disabilities.
A Fair Society?
Produced for the Campaign for a Fair Society, this report shows how government cuts in the UK target disabled people.
Fears for NDIS
A summary of concerns about the design of Australia's important National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Bridging the Rubicon
Bob Rhodes explores the gap in thinking between public services and real communities.