Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
Personalisation and Local Government
Talk given to local authority Chief executives on the way in which local government could re-imagine its own role - with a real commitment to supporting citizenship.
A Fair Society and the rights of disabled people
A presentation given at a meeting of the Sheffield Green Party and the Campaign for a Fair Society.
Personalisation & Whole System Change
Simon gave this talk in North Lanarkshire Council (the place where we first invented self-directed support).
Local Area Coordination Evaluation Report
This report outlines early outcomes, lessons and opportunities from the first evaluation of Local Area Coordination in England.
The Personalisation Agenda: implications for the third sector
The implications of personalisation for the third sector are explored in this clear overview.
Disability & the Cuts
Presentation given in Sheffield at joint event with Sheffield CIL and Church Action on Poverty.
Personalisation and Localism
Talk given in Barnsley on personalisation and localism - and its real meaning.
Whole System Reform
Presentation on welfare reform and employment support for disabled people.
Slides describing a different role for local government in the face of current cuts and on-going disempowerment.
Conversations about Sustainable & Inclusive Communities
A report exploring how local leaders influence the interaction of civil society to generate action toward inclusion and sustainability.
Six Practices for Creative Engagement
Six practices for creating engagement in the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.
John Gillespie, with Susanne Hughes, describes how community development and improvement must begin by putting local people in control.