We need to radically reduce our use of prisons and work to prevent crime in our local communities.
120,000 Reasons to Listen to Women
Clare Hyde wonders whether the government's thinking about focusing on 'problem' families is informed by an understanding of the reality of domestic violence.
Individual Health Budgets Pilot Begins
Beyond Limits and NHS Plymouth are piloting an exciting model of service delivery to ensure that people with challenging behaviour do not end up in damaging institutions.
Whose risk is it anyway?
Jon Glasby explores the concept of risk and its relationship to personalisation in social care.
Longcare Survivors - The Biography of a Care Scandal
John Pring's powerful account of institutional abuse, its history and its long-term effects.
Local Area Coordination Evaluation Report
This report outlines early outcomes, lessons and opportunities from the first evaluation of Local Area Coordination in England.
New Script for Social Work
Personalisation and the best use of social work skills demands a new script to replace the broken system of care management.
Basic Tasks for Service Providers
John O'Brien sets out the basic skills service providers need in order to successfully support people who are at risk of social exclusion or devaluation.
But I Don't Want Eldercare!
Terry Lynch's ground-breaking book explains how you can help your parents to stay as strong as they can, as long as they can.
Safety for Citizens
Simon Duffy explores the relationship between safeguarding and personalisation and the risks that come from institutionalisation.
Decision-Making in Health
When our life is threatened and real expertise offers us some possibility of extending or improving our life then it makes sense to share control with appropriate professionals.
It is sometimes useful to have a plan and sometimes local bodies may seek to confirm the competence of people with Individual Budgets by reviewing plans.
Keep the Flame Burning
A brilliant summary of the important insights of Terry Lynch into ageing.
Keys to Citizenship
A guide to getting good support for people with learning disabilities.
Plans should be personal - and they should integrate care, support, education or whatever else people need to plan for.
The WomenCentre offers an empowering, sophisticated and innovative model for meeting the needs of vulnerable women.