We need rich and diverse communities, places where we can belong and contribute, in order to have lives of meaning.
WomenCentre is one the most effective and innovative organisations in the UK - combining personalisation with community action.
Connections that matter
The impact of Grapevine's work on people with learning disabilities and their families.
AiM - Artists in Mind
AiM is an arts charity supporting people who experience acute and enduring mental health problems.
WomenCentre has worked out how to integrate personalisation and collective action in a sophisticated and dynamic model of support.
Women at the Centre
Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.
Citizenship - the missing key to public policy
Dr Simon Duffy presented these slides at the Annual Conference for the Masters in Public Administration at the Catholic University of Porto in May 2011.
Citizenship - the missing key to public policy and welfare reform
Presentation for the Masters in Public Administration Annual Conference on the value of citizenship in public policy and welfare reform.
Real Welfare Reform
Real welfare reform is about designing a welfare state that ensures everyone gets the support they need to live good and positive lives as active citizens.
About the Centre for Welfare Reform
Fellows of the Centre for Welfare Reform discuss social justice, citizenship and the reason for setting up the Centre.
Clare Hyde argues that the current criminal justice system is failing communities by drawing resources into damaging and inefficient systems.
How Can We Save the Big Society?
Gabriel Chanan and Colin Miller argue that the Big Society project will fail unless it focuses on real community development and volunteering.
Personalisation & Young People
An exploration of the impact that personalisation could have on support and services for young people.