Innovation & Leadership
True leadership is the unseen effort to support leadership in others and help people find their own solutions.
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.
Heading Upstream: Deinstitutionalisation & Public Service Reform
Simon Duffy explores the challenge of moving solutions upstream and away from the institutionalised solutions into which resources are locked.
The Goal is Citizenship Not the NDIS
Kate Fulton explores what support providers in Australia should focus on to deliver better outcomes for those who will access support through the NDIS.
Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions
This guide shows how gendered approaches can help unlock solutions to complex problems, delivering multiple benefits for women facing multiple disadvantage.
Raising Our Game
David Towell shares ideas on the strategies we might need to build a future in which we live in harmony with ourselves, each other and the natural world.
Calderdale's Guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Calderdale Council have produced a guide for Individual Service Funds (ISFs) which describes their benefits to citizens in clear and accessible English.
The Dane County Difference
Dane County in Wisconsin, USA has been a beacon of social innovation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for decades, John O'Brien shares their work.
Personal Budgets are Just a Tool
In his sixth and final blog from Finland Simon Duffy reflects on the limits of personal budgets and the need to understand why things change.
Hope - Rise & Shine
Mark Russell outlines an innovative approach to preventing unnecessary mental health crises by giving people support and advice early.
The Delight in Recognising a Friend
Dominic Lodge describes the delight we find in friendship - the impossibility of any artificial replacement - and the role of Best Buddies UK.