We need support that helps us live as full citizens, respecting our individuality and our connections to family and community.
Reclaiming ‘Chronic Illness’
An exploration of the meaning of the term ‘chronic illness’ and the relationship between people with chronic illness and the disability movement.
This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.
Now and Next
Sylvana Mahmic and Annick Janson describe the innovative leadership pipeline for families with young children with disability or delay developed by Plumtree.
Reforming Social Care
This report explains why integration between health and social care is not desirable, setting out a clear vision for reforming social care in its own right.
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.
Workers' Rights Versus the Right to Care
Alain Catzeflis describes how UK social policy has created a severe, but unnecessary conflict between the rights of workers and disabled people.
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.
A Grounded Theory Study of Disability Benefit Changes
Jessica Saffer carried out doctoral research into the psychological impact of Government changes to the disability benefit system - welfare reform.
Government Cuts are Slowly Killing Me
Lorraine Howard describes how the closure of the ILF and cuts in social care in Coventry are slowly killing her.
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.
Democratising the NHS
Simon Duffy sets out why the latest wave of planned reforms to the NHS must be unacceptable and proposes a democratic alternative
Keeping Kids Out of Care
Tim Keilty describes life as an adventurous social worker helping people develop common-sense solutions to avoid children going into care.