Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
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.
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.