We need to radically reduce our use of prisons and work to prevent crime in our local communities.
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.
Cultivating Thinking Hearts
Zipperlen & O'Brien share writings to offer lifesharers the opportunity to grow & be more responsible to outsiders concerned with their households & communities.
John Burton describes how the institutional assumptions of the care system undermine the creativity and community that is possible when people live together.
Relational Basis of Empowerment
Model describing the two critical dimensions for empowerment and mutual respect developed by Karl Nunkoosing and Mark Haydon-Laurelut.
Simon Duffy's second report on the work of Beyond Limits and Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to bring people home.
The Threat of Micro-Institutionalisation
Robin Jackson explains why people with learning disabilities are threatened by a growing trend to micro-institutionalisation.
Inside Supported Living
Melanie O'Neil describes her time as a support worker for people with learning disabilities in a 'supported living' group home.
Stop Worrying About Risk
Stephen Finlayson argues it is time to use ordinary language that creates ordinary responses, to stop worrying about risk and start talking about our worries.
Show Some Emotion
Civitas Vera explores why institutional abuse is so often followed by responses that don't make the necessary difference.
Rethinking National Security
Henry Tam asks why, if we are so interested in security, do we define it so narrowly.
Open Letter on Regulation
An Open Letter to David Behan (Head of Regulation) and Norman Lamb (lead politician) on the danger of relying on regulation to keep people safe.
Stopping Hate Crime
This report describes the work of Devon and Cornwall Police to stop hate crime and better support people with learning disabilities.