There are 40 resources from Finland.
Ecosystems of the Future
No one organisation, leader or solution will make the changes we need, only cooperative interaction.
Inclusion of Disabled Refugees in Spain
A report evaluating the inclusion of disabled refugees, focusing on education, housing and employment.
This Is How I Manage
This is a Finnish tool, available here in English, to help people develop their own support plan.
Self-Directed Support and the Future
Simon Duffy considers some of the emerging trends and how SDS can help us tackle future problems.
Self-Directed Support and System Design
Simon Duffy explores how you design a system of self-directed support that works for everyone.
Self-Directed Support and Citizenship
Simon Duffy argues that self-directed support is a tool for enhancing our citizenship.
Self Direction in Finland
Petra Rantamäki provides an overview of the development of self-directed support in Finland.
Change Is Coming
Tapiolan Kuoro, the Finnish Children's choir, sing from Greta Thunberg's ‘No-one Is Too Small To Make A…
What Matters To Me
An App to help people to communicate their needs.
SDS Network: Developments in Finland
Leaders in self-directed support in Finland explain how systems are beginning to move towards and some of the early…
SDS Network: COVID-19 and Overview
The first webinar from the SDS network covered the issues of how countries were responding to the COVID-19 crisis, what…
Self-Directed Support Graphics in Finnish
Infographics on self-directed support translated into Finnish developed for the SDS Network.
A global force for change
Citizen Network is a global non-profit cooperative movement, formed to create a world where everyone matters.
Lynn Breedlove observes the competing conceptions of self-directed support emerging around the world.
3 Self-Directed Support Stories
Three stories from Finland of how self-directed support is beginning to work in practice plus other resources
Self-Directed Support Resources in Finnish
Self-Directed Support Resources in Finnish
Ville's self-directed support story
Ville is a mosaic tile artist and self-directed support and personal budgets enabled him to get support to develop as an…
Pekka's self-directed support story
Pekka and his family have been early pioneers of using self-directed support in Finland and found they could get…
What Matters to Me
Bestser is a Finnish startup company which develops innovative solutions to help people control their health and…
How we do school – Finland
A set of films by the Lien Foundation following a trip their Singaporean colleagues made to Finland, to learn about its…
A Parent in Camouflage
Hanne-Maria Lappäranta describes what it's like to be a parent of someone with a disability who also works in social…
Not for Sale
Challenging procurement of social care in Finland.
OmaPolku - My Path
NEO-OmaPolku is an innovative Finnish organisation helping people with intellectual disabilities to start their…
Practical Social Work is Personalised
Hanne-Maria Leppäranta demonstrates the powerful impact of personalisation on the practical day-to-day work of a…
Under the North Star
A review of Väinö Linna's Finnish trilogy and an exploration of the roots of the welfare state and the price earlier…
Personal Budgets are Just a Tool
In his sixth and final blog from Finland Simon Duffy reflects on the limits of personal budgets and the need to…
Personal Budgets and Health Economics
Simon Duffy, in the fifth of his blogs from Finland, explores the relationship of personal budgets to health economics…
The Difference Between Choice and Control
The fourth in a series of blogs from Finland, Simon Duffy explores the different meanings of choice and the options…
Personal Budgets Just Mean Freedom
In the third of a series of essays from Finland Simon Duffy explains that a personal budget is fundamentally a way of…
Ending Tendering in Social Care
Simon Duffy, in the second of a series of blogs from Finland, explores the problems created by tendering for social care…
Politics & Economics of Personal Budgets
In the first of a short series of essays Simon Duffy explores the political and economic challenges of moving towards…
Visiting Radio Valo
Radio Valo interviewed Simon Duffy about self-directed support and individual budgets on his visit to Lyhty (home of…
Self-Directed Support in Finland
This research report from Finland shows the success of personal budgets in improving the lives of people with…
No to Competing Services - Yes to Human Rights
Sami Helle explains to the European Parliament that people with intellectual disabilities should not be trapped in…
Self-Directed Support in Europe
A presentation by Aarne Rajalahti on Self-Directed Support in Europe
Supporting Community Contribution and Self-Determination through Person-Centred Work
John O'Brien presented this paper at Finland's Valta virtaa conference held in June 2013.
A Finnish Perspective
Katja Valkama reflects from a Finnish perspective on social innovations in the UK and the price of welfare 'reform'.
I Know What I Want
Aarne Rajalahti shares lessons and stories from the early development of self-directed support in Finland.
Lyhty - Finnish Punk Rock and Much More
A Finnish community hub which is helping people with intellectual disabilities create music, media and so much more.
The Journey to Citizenship - Deinstitutionalisation in Finland
Finland is beginning to close its institutions for people with learning difficulties. Simon Duffy explores what can…