We need rich and diverse communities, places where we can belong and contribute, in order to have lives of meaning.
Avoid the Quantum Leap
Terry Lynch explores how to avoid those desperate placements in residential care, unnecessary hospitalisation or institutionalisation. Older people often need modest…
Safety for Citizens
Simon Duffy explores the relationship between safeguarding and personalisation and the risks that come from institutionalisation.
The best support assumes and supports capacity and only provides more professionalised expertise where necessary.
Architecture for Personalisation Toolkit
This toolkit will help local leaders develop their own strategy for producing local systems that enable personalisation. It contains helpful hints, ideas and a framework for…
Architecture for Personalisation
A report describing progress in Yorkshire & Humber towards developing a community-based approach to supporting personalisation and self-directed support.
Helping Providers to Change
This is a book by Self Direct that focuses on the work necessary to help service providers change and to develop more personalised forms of support.
Constitutional Social Justice
An essay on the possibilities of radical reform within the welfare state.
Citizenship & Community
This paper outlines the relationship between active citizenship and community development and its relationship to the idea of Total Place.
Being the Boss is Best
An article which describes the benefits of being your own boss.
This model describes how the citizen should be central to the design and delivery of public services.
Coproduction is the name for the process by which improved outcomes are produced by the collaboration of different people, with different perspectives.
This model enables us to maps four dimensions of community capacity. These community capacities support the achievement of valued outcomes.