Innovation & Leadership
True leadership is the unseen effort to support leadership in others and help people find their own solutions.
Small Sparks Grants Programme
Bob Rhodes outlines how Small Sparks grants can work at the level of the parish as he sets out the framework published by Ruspidge and Soudley Parish Council.
Complex Needs Learning History
John O'Brien shares the perspectives of leading practitioners in personalised support from the New York State Learning Institute.
Should All Doctors be Resuscitators?
David Zigmond asks whether there are not costs to setting arbitrary standards for health and safety regardless of context.
When is Compliance Necessary for Public Safety?
David Zigmond explores how regulation, disconnected from people's real experience and evidence of impact, can undermine valuable social assets.
The Future of the Professions
Robin Jackson reviews The Future of the Professions: How technology will transform the work of human experts.
A Review of Social Role Valorisation (SRV)
Nan Carle explores the blessings and problems created by normalisation and Social Role Valorisation as a framework for values in disability support.
Nan Carle sets out 8 Strategies for Managing Cynicism as a Leader of Inclusion.
The Rise of the Robots
Robin Jackson urges everyone with an interest in achieving welfare reform to read Martin Ford's book and consider the important issues it raises.
Why are they closing our home?
John Burton describes how changes in the regulatory regime are forcing the closure of genuinely human homes where people live together as friends.
Can ISFs Save Domiciliary Care?
Martin Walker of TLAP suggests that in the midst of the severe funding crisis hitting social care the use of Individual Service Funds (ISFs) is at least one possible way forward.
Devon County Council Supported Living Service Review
An anonymous account of how one service provider saw services for people they support cut after a new round of 'supported living' reviews.
Calculating Community Capacity
Simon Duffy explores the missing community capacity that needs to be identified and galvanised as part of a reformed welfare state.