Politics & Social Change
Restoring a deeper commitment to justice and citizenship for all will demand radical personal, social and political change.
Social Work and Disappointment
Michael Balkow argues that social work is inevitably a profession that must attend to the inevitable limitations of our human situation, but that this has its own special value.
Is Brexit an Opportunity to Sort Out Social Care?
Bob Rhodes argues that Brexit offers at least one silver-lining, the chance to end the procurement rules which have undermined social care for the last 25 years.
David Zigmond reviews the film I, Daniel Blake and argues that it reveals, not only the cost of austerity, but also the industrialisation and automation of our relationships.
Blowin' in the Wind
Steve Griffiths rewords a Bob Dylan classic - a reflection on our crazy times where injustice and hatred seem to fuel political careers.
The Welfare State and Community
Cormac Russell argues that welfare reform in isolation of the enlargement of the commons is naive and counterproductive.
Towards an Holistic Democracy
Marion Turner-Hawes reflects back on the tumultuous 2016 and looks forward to the possibility of a different kind of holistic democracy.
Beyond Efficiency: Care and the Commons
Thomas Allan argues that respect for the Commons is critical to rethinking our approach to social care and the welfare state.
Political Literacy and Civic Thoughtfulness
Henry Tam describes the principles that must underpin any coherent and decent community and outlines the Synetopia framework - the keys to community.
Legal Literacy in Adult Social Care
Belinda Schwehr, a leading expert in social care law, explores the declining standards in legal literacy which are undermining good practice in adult social care in England.
Managing Dissent and Embracing Diversity
Nan Carle has written this moving piece on how we deal with the challenge of respectfully confronting disrespect, anger and fear.
Social Care Reform - The Way Forward
Simon Duffy outlines a more radical path for social care reform and a basis for campaigning against the injustice of the current UK Government's cuts to social care.
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.