1. Home
  2. Library
  3. Citizenship & the Fair Society

Citizenship & the Fair Society

At the joint Association for Supported Living and Campaign for a Fair Society Conference Simon Duffy sets out the case for fundamental reforms of the social care and welfare reform systems and the need to build bridges with disabled people and the wider demands for social justice.

Click on the forward arrow to play:

Please note, this is a Flash audio file and will not play on iOS (ipads, iphones).

Library

Cuts - Yes, Minister

Cuts - Yes, Minister

Geoff Tudor imagines the discussions that led to plans to cut mobility allowance for people inside residential care homes.

Cuts to UK Benefits

Cuts to UK Benefits

Ben Baumberg of the LSE provides an overview of the cuts in UK benefits and how they target disabled people.

A Fair Income

A Fair Income

Simon Duffy explains how the tax-benefit system can be reformed to promote citizenship and families.

A Fair Society - Tizard Annual Lecture

A Fair Society - Tizard Annual Lecture

These slides were given as part of the 2011 Tizard Lecture given by Simon Duffy on A Fair Society & the Limits of Personalisation. They describe both the cuts facing disabled people and policy solutions for the future.

A Fair Society - Tizard Annual Lecture

A Fair Society - Tizard Annual Lecture

Simon Duffy gave the Annual Tizard Lecture on the 4th March at the University of Kent.

A Fair Society and the Limits of Personalisation

A Fair Society & Personalisation

This discussion paper describes how the current cuts that target disabled people reflect deep flaws within the welfare system and sets out the case for more fundamental reforms.

Unfair Cuts

Unfair Cuts

Public expenditure cuts by the UK government will target disabled people, older people who need extra help, poor families and people with mental health problems.

Unfair Cuts in Detail

Unfair cuts in Detail

The current social care system in the UK is deeply unfair and needs reforming; however current efforts by Central Government seem self-defeating.

Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)

Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)

How one family used an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to improve care and support for their boys with complex needs.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UN Convention

This is a powerful vision of the opportunities and support which should be available to disabled people and their families, based on a commitment to equal citizenship.