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.
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Geoff Tudor imagines the discussions that led to plans to cut mobility allowance for people inside residential care homes.
Ben Baumberg of the LSE provides an overview of the cuts in UK benefits and how they target disabled people.
Simon Duffy explains how the tax-benefit system can be reformed to promote citizenship and families.
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.
Simon Duffy gave the Annual Tizard Lecture on the 4th March at the University of Kent.
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.
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.
The current social care system in the UK is deeply unfair and needs reforming; however current efforts by Central Government seem self-defeating.
How one family used an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to improve care and support for their boys with complex needs.