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Much More to Life than Services

In this webinar Joe Powell talks about his personal experience of a care system which fails to treat people as citizens and Bob Rhodes explains how social care has lost its way - focusing on commodified and failing services - rather than helping people build lives of meaning.

Joe Powell is the CEO of All Wales People First and Bob Rhodes is the Founder and Director of LivesThroughFriends

This webinar was shared by the Neighbourhood Democracy project being developed by Citizen Network in partnership with the Centre for Welfare Reform, Compass and Deeper Democracy.

The webinar was recorded on 25th September 2020.

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