Public Service Reform
Public services should support community life and citizen action and be shaped by relationships of trust and humanity.
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.
Ending Tendering in Social Care
Simon Duffy, in the second of a series of blogs from Finland, explores the problems created by tendering for social care and how to bring the system to an end.
Politics & Economics of Personal Budgets
In the first of a short series of essays Simon Duffy explores the political and economic challenges of moving towards personal budgets.
Citizen's Income: A Brief Introduction
This valuable guide provides an introduction to Citizen's Income, or Basic Income, explaining what it means, how it would work and answering some common questions.
Citizen's Income Comic Strip
The Citizen's Income Trust have produced this helpful comic strip to explain the critical concept of citizen's income.
Carla Uses an ISF
Jenny Date describes how her daughter Carla uses an Individual Service Fund (ISF) so that she can have flexible support and a better life.
Example of Flexible Support Contract
This is a real but anonymised contract between a local authority and a service provider enabling the service provider to use Individual Service Funds (ISFs).
Demystifiying Individual Service Funds
These slides summarise guidance on the use of Individual Service Funds and the future of commissioning for health and social care.
Using a Personal Health Budget
Rob Moriarty describes the benefits of using a personal health budget for himself and the merits of the system.
The Adelante Foundation in Honduras
David Towell reports on his visit to a Foundation in Honduras promoting the empowerment and employment of disadvantaged women and their families through microcredit.
From Basic Income to Social Dividend
Rajesh Makwana argues that it’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income to protect the global commons.