Rethinking Social Care
We need support that helps us live as full citizens, respecting our individuality and our connections to family and community.
What are the Keys to Citizenship?
Simon Duffy describes the 7 keys to achieving citizenship in practice for everyone.
Back to Bedlam
This report describes how and why support of people with a learning disability is heading backwards in the UK because of austerity and the complicity of civil society.
Why Group Homes Are No Longer Optimal
Michael Kendrick explains why group homes should no longer be considered the optimal support solution for people with disabilities.
Alternatives to ATUs
Steven Rose explains why there are alternatives to ATUs and the private hospitals where too many people with disabilities remain incarcerated.
Opportunities for Smart Commissioning
An analysis and insight into the current nature of service provision for alcohol-related harm in Cheltenham, exploring opportunities for a ‘Smart…
It's My Home
Adrian Kennedy's poem, It's My Home, based on Sam Sly's Guide to Keys to Citizenship, in a film by Ben Drew's Open Future Learning.
Self-Directed Support: Your Choice, Your Right
John Dalrymple, Donald Macaskill and Henry Simmons explore the development of self-directed support in Scotland and argue that there needs to be a greater commitment to the core…
No Place Like Home
Alice Squire and Pete Richmond draw on research from the Scottish Government to show that independent living can be more efficient than congregate care.
Our New Family
Peter Leidy shares his family's experience of partnering with another family to support an elderly relative.
Breaking the ATU Impasse
Steven Rose wonders why Government policy to close ATUs and end the admission of people with learning disabilities to private hospitals has been so poor.
How Unofficial Social Policy Drives Change
Steven Rose argues that social policy for people with learning disabilities has largely been driven by collaborative values-based work, not official government policy.
Collapse of Social Care (2009-2016)
Austerity has seen a radical reduction in the number of people supported by adult social care, with a 40% drop in 6 years.