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Radical Visions

Radical Visions for Social Care is a national person-led, human rights driven, policy and ideas platform in Scotland, describing and campaigning for systems-level solutions in health and social care enabling citizens to be fully in control, respected, and valued by society.

This platform will advance arguments which support the general thrust of the approach proposed in the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland, published in February 2021, but extend it in important ways:

  • a rights-based approach
  • a person-led approach informed and empowered by self-directed support
  • a community-based approach committed to de-institutionalisation
  • a decentralised approach supportive of neighbourhood democracy
  • a universalist approach committed to provision of a Universal Basic Income

The platform will provide a forum where ideas can be shared and debated by individuals and families, professionals and decision-makers and where new thought-leadership can emerge. It will strive to communicate the bigger picture – describing systemic problems and offering clear, radical solutions. It will seek to change the discourse and inspire action.

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John Dalrymple

Frances Brown


A New Way Home New Edition

A New Way Home New Edition

A practical guide to leaving institutional care and returning to your community.

Personalisation and Human Rights

Personalisation and Human Rights

In this paper the authors argue that the broad policy concepts and detailed practice of personalisation are rooted in, and informed by, human rights.