Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
Disability & the Cuts
Presentation given in Sheffield at joint event with Sheffield CIL and Church Action on Poverty.
Personalisation and Localism
Talk given in Barnsley on personalisation and localism - and its real meaning.
Whole System Reform
Presentation on welfare reform and employment support for disabled people.
Slides describing a different role for local government in the face of current cuts and on-going disempowerment.
Conversations about Sustainable & Inclusive Communities
A report exploring how local leaders influence the interaction of civil society to generate action toward inclusion and sustainability.
Six Practices for Creative Engagement
Six practices for creating engagement in the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.
John Gillespie, with Susanne Hughes, describes how community development and improvement must begin by putting local people in control.
WomenCentre is one the most effective and innovative organisations in the UK - combining personalisation with community action.
Citizenship - the missing key to public policy
Simon Duffy explains how the notion of citizenship might offer a more positive approach to welfare reform than current meritocratic models.
Real Welfare Reform
Simon Duffy proposes a different model of welfare reform - focusing on income security and fair taxes for the poor.
Overcoming the Barriers to Innovation
Exploring how social innovation works and the barriers it faces within the welfare system.
The Path to Fairness
Pippa Murray calls for radical change to welfare and support services for families of children with disabilities and special education needs.