Public Service Reform
Public services should support community life and citizen action and be shaped by relationships of trust and humanity.
Inclusion and the Commons
Thomas Allan explains why we must explore and develop the Commons, and end our fixation on the State or the Market as the basis for creating a more just and inclusive world.
Who Is Accountable?
Alain Catzeflis argues that the outsourcing of public services to organisations like Motability has created a bloated and corrupt system which serves the public poorly.
Commonfare: Inclusion and the Commons
Thomas Allan argues that new thinking about the role of the Commons in our shared community life will put the ideal of inclusion on a stronger footing.
Individual Service Funds (ISF) Guide
This guide, written by Sam Smith and Frances Brown, shares decades of experience in using Individual Service Funds (ISFs) to provide personalised support.
The Binary Trap
Alain Catzeflis explores why our commitment to social justice has been in such decline and argues that a new approach must avoid binary thinking.
Is Prevention Always Better than the Cure?
David Zigmond interviews a GP about life in the hyper-regulated NHS and explores the relevance of Minority Report.
The Great Troubled Families Fraud
Simon Duffy reviews Professor Gregg's book on the fraud and dishonesty behind the Troubled Families Programme.
Deleted BBC News Item on Unum
In 2007 the BBC reported on the influence that a US insurance company was having on UK policy, in 2010 this item was deleted from BBC archives.
Not So Sapiens After All
The trials and tribulations of our Welfare system have deeper and more complex roots than many can imagine. 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' can broaden our…
Why the UK Needs a Written Constitution
Gavin Barker addresses the issues of democratic accountability and the protections that need building into our welfare system against undue corporate influence.
The Failure of Competitive Tendering in Social Care
Simon Duffy explains why Competitive Tendering has been damaging for social care and what must be done instead.
Progress on Personalised Support
This report builds on an international survey of support organisations to develop a model of personalised support on behalf of Citizen Network.