Politics & Social Change
Restoring a deeper commitment to justice and citizenship for all will demand radical personal, social and political change.
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.
The Integral Path
Varun Vidyarthi offers a short note on the way in which social change can and must begin by a better ordering of ourselves.
Potential New Policy for Social Care
The Centre has been working with the Socialist Health Association (SHA) on a possible new policy for social care. This draft document is for discussion and is not SHA policy.
A Career in Adult Social Care
Virginia Moffatt reviews her 30 year career in adult social care in England and the journey from institutional services, to community care and the impact of austerity.
The Solution is in Our Hands
Simon Duffy outlines some of the important elements that need to be considered in order to develop welfare reforms in the spirit of justice.
The Politics of Poverty
In this presentation for an Anti-Poverty Conference organised by Bolsover CVP, Simon Duffy explores some of the myths about inequality and poverty in the UK.
Racisms: From the Crusades to the 20th Century
"If we want to change something, a good start is to understand it." David Towell reviews Francisco Bethencourt's book and discovers the long history behind racism.
State Guardian or Head Gardener?
Robin Jackson sets out the wide-ranging concerns at the decision of the Scottish Government to put in place a 'named person' for every child in Scotland.
Totally Wrong List
An overview of all the Government policies which harm or disadvantage people with learning disabilities in England.