Difference and Inclusion
We need to welcome people, with all their diverse gifts and impairments, into the life of the community.
In Memory of Wolf Wolfensberger
A man who probably did more to change the understandings and situations for disabled and vulnerable people and their whole societies than anyone you could have met.
A Fair Society - Tizard Annual Lecture
Simon Duffy gave the Annual Tizard Lecture on the 4th March at the University of Kent.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This is a powerful vision of the opportunities and support which should be available to disabled people and their families, based on a commitment to equal citizenship.
Public expenditure cuts by the UK government will target disabled people, older people who need extra help, poor families and people with mental health problems.
Personalised education is a widely stated ambition, and some local leaders are making progress, but central systems tend to undermine effective personalisation.
First and Last
Mark Brend describes the history of the closure of the learning disabilities hospitals that were once used to segregate people with learning difficulties.
Basic Tasks for Service Providers
John O'Brien sets out the basic skills service providers need in order to successfully support people who are at risk of social exclusion or devaluation.
Five Basic Tasks
The core competencies of any agency aiming to support people who are at risk social exclusion and devaluation
Keith Achieves Citizenship
Keith has been able to move away from institutional living and achieve real citizenship under his own control.
Don't Monkey with People's Lives
Carl Poll gets to the heart of why the relationship between professionals and citizens can often go so wrong - and what we can do about it.
A Fair Start
Pippa Murray makes the case for an integrated Personalised Pathway to enable disabled children and their families to take control of health, education and care funding.
Individual Service Design
This paper which describes the process by which we can design personalised support for ourselves or those we care about.