Public Service Reform
Public services should support community life and citizen action and be shaped by relationships of trust and humanity.
The Welfare State and Community
Cormac Russell argues that welfare reform in isolation of the enlargement of the commons is naive and counterproductive.
What Austerity Means for Women
Brooke Bates explores the impact of austerity on women in the UK at the level of the individual and civil society.
Data on Social Care in England
Simon Duffy pulls together some of the key data relevant to the Centre's submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry on adult social in England.
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.
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.
The Flexibility of Self-Directed Support
Simon Duffy, Pat Stack and Peter Gay report on the outcomes of a one day conference organised by the London Self-Directed Support Forum on the topic of flexibility.
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.
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 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.
Farewell to Welfare
Simon Duffy gave this talk on the demise of the welfare state under the leadership of the UK's Conservative Party at the University of Vasaa in May 2014.
Personal Budgets Just Mean Freedom
In the third of a series of essays from Finland Simon Duffy explains that a personal budget is fundamentally a way of making freedom real for people who need support.