We need rich and diverse communities, places where we can belong and contribute, in order to have lives of meaning.
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.
In the past commissioners were told by central government that their job was to purchase services on behalf of citizens; this model turns that idea around.