Health & Healthcare
Everyone should be entitled to free healthcare, minimal income inequality and a society that addresses the true causes of ill health.
Individual Service Funds (ISF) Guide
This guide, written by Sam Smith and Frances Brown, shares decades of experience in using Individual Service Funds (ISFs) to provide personalised support.
A Grounded Theory Study of Disability Benefit Changes
Jessica Saffer carried out doctoral research into the psychological impact of Government changes to the disability benefit system - welfare reform.
Is Prevention Always Better than the Cure?
David Zigmond interviews a GP about life in the hyper-regulated NHS and explores the relevance of Minority Report.
Democratising the NHS
Simon Duffy sets out why the latest wave of planned reforms to the NHS must be unacceptable and proposes a democratic alternative
Deleted BBC News Item on Unum
In 2007 the BBC reported on the influence that a US insurance company was having on UK policy, in 2010 this item was deleted from BBC archives.
Supporting People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
This guide provides key standards to improve the standards of support to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
NHS Must Get Behind Personalised Support
Simon Duffy explains why the NHS must embrace personalised support for people with disabilities and complex needs
Hi Tech With Many Human Hearts
A review of the film Heal the Living weaves a rich tapestry of the emotions and relationships at the edge of life and technology.
Progress on Personalised Support
This report builds on an international survey of support organisations to develop a model of personalised support on behalf of Citizen Network.
Care Navigators or Family Doctors?
David Zigmond reflects on the problems created when systems seek savings by hiding behind walls of receptionists or care navigators.
A Healthy Heart for the NHS
David Zigmond argues that it is not just economics that is at the heart of the problems in the NHS - more than this is the lack of attention to the issues of the heart.
Michael Balkow argues that compassion and respect for the autonomy of those with terminal illnesses requires change in the law to enable assisted suicide.