Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
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.
Vinny Went Cycling for Charity
Vinesh Kumar tells the story of his 500 mile cycle ride across India, of the Avarind Eye Clinic and his thoughts and lessons learned.
It's the Toughest of Commissions (Song)
Bob Rhodes offers a song about the paradoxes of commissioning.
Life Is Not a Commodity
Bob Rhodes reflects on the difficulties of helping people move beyond a commodified notion of the role of public services.
Argument for a profound shift in control towards local communities and the outline of a new strategy for local government.
Central Taxes Local
Central government taxes local government so that even deprived communities find that they lose a huge fraction of funding to Whitehall.
Investing in Communities
Instead of procuring public services we should invest in our own communities.
C2 Community Development
The C2 Community Development approach was first used by Hazel Stuteley and has become a powerful tool for transforming local neighbourhoods.
Local Area Coordination
Ralph Broad describes a long-standing social innovation, first developed in Australia, which helps people stay part of their communities and prevents crises and unmet need.