Images shared by Citizen Network members to show what inclusion and equal citizenship look like
Individual Service Fund Route Map
Self Directed Futures show how to shift control of health and social care into neighbourhoods.
From Exclusion to Inclusion
From Exclusion to Inclusion
Collapse of Social Care (2009-2016)
Austerity has seen a radical reduction in the number of people supported by adult social care, with a 40% drop in 6 years.
Public Expenditure & GDP (1976-2019)
Data on public spending in the UK suggests that public spending has oscillated around 40% and seems utterly…
How Incomes Changed (percent) (1977-2014)
Between 1977 and 2014 tax and benefit policy has been designed primarily to life the incomes of middle-income families
How Incomes Changed (1977-2014)
Between 1977 and 2014 tax and benefit policy in the UK has been designed primarily to lift the incomes of middle-income…
Changing Post-Tax-Benefit Incomes (1977-2014)
Government policy, from 1977 to 2014 has primarily focused on lifting the incomes of middle-income groups while…
Changing Income Distribution (1977-2014)
Between 1977 and 2014 the most dramatic changes incomes were of the richest, whose incomes increased radically, and…
The Different Kinds of UK Benefits
Benefit expenditure is primarily focused on pensions, housing costs and the collapse in middle-income salaries.
Poverty is not just lack of money, its also isolation, disadvantage and exclusion
How Benefits are Distributed
Growth v Equality
Since 1949 income inequality has got progressively worse, however this has no positive economic effect on growth.
Unfair Burden of Cuts
Since 2010 the UK Government has announced a series of severe cuts to benefits and to local government and social care.
Unfair Targeting of Cuts
Since 2010 the UK Government has carried out a series of cuts or 'welfare reforms' reducing the incomes of disabled…
Since 2010 the UK Government has increased funding in some areas, protected funding in other areas and severely…
Benefit Fraud is Tiny
Benefit fraud is minuscule; in statistical terms it is insignificant. Tax fraud and tax avoidance are the real…
Poor Pay Different Taxes
The poor pay a higher rate of tax than the rich. Essentially the poor are paying higher taxes, because they are paying…
Inequality and Poverty
In 2016 the poorest 6.5 million individuals in the UK lived on an average of £51 per week after tax, that's about…
The Poor Pay the Most Tax
The very high levels of indirect taxes mean that the poorest 10% of the population pay about 11% more in tax than the rest…
Real Cost of Benefits
Spending on benefits and pensions is often exaggerated by politicians by only referring to the gross cost, before…
The UK is one of the most unequal developed countries in the world. Inequality effectively doubled in the 1980s &1990s…
Disabled People Hit by Multiple Cuts
Part of the report Counting the Cuts in 2014, which calculated the cumulative impact of the UK's austerity policies on…
Relational Basis of Empowerment
Model describing the two critical dimensions for empowerment and mutual respect developed by Karl Nunkoosing and…
Keys to Citizenship - Love
Keys to Citizenship graphic - love is the 7th key to citizenship.
Keys to Citizenship - Life
Keys to Citizenship graphic - life is the 6th key to citizenship.
Keys to Citizenship - Help
Keys to Citizenship graphic - help is the 5th key to citizenship.
Keys to Citizenship - Home
Keys to Citizenship graphic - home is the 4th key to citizenship.
Keys to Citizenship - Money
Keys to Citizenship graphic - money is the 3rd key to citizenship.
Keys to Citizenship - Freedom
Keys to Citizenship graphic - freedom is the 2nd key to citizenship.
Keys to Citizenship - Purpose
Keys to Citizenship graphic - purpose is the 1st key to citizenship.
How Individual Budgets are used
This graphic shows that people, using their individual budgets, make better decisions than government.
Central Taxes Local
Central government taxes local government so that even deprived communities find that they lose a huge fraction of…
Journey to Citizenship
Disabled people find the journey to citizenship blocked by institutions, services and welfare systems.
Investing in Communities
Instead of procuring public services we should invest in our own communities.
From Push to Pull Economics
We need to stop pushing resources into wasteful public services - people can manage them better.
Economics of Community Care
Community Care was built on bad investments by the state - from which people have had to extract as much value as they can.
C2 Community Development
The C2 Community Development approach was first used by Hazel Stuteley and has become a powerful tool for transforming…
Complexity for Women & Families
Services for women and families are incredibly complex and grow in complexity the more people need something…
Help and Connect
Help and Connect is a powerful innovation, developed by Skills for People, to bring together their different forms of…
Transforming complex systems requires attention to a range of different interlocking factors.
When we examine the net impact of taxes and benefits we can see the real impact of the welfare system on poverty.
Mental Health Reform
Mental Health services are institutional and ineffective - they need radical reform to put the person, their family…
UK Cuts by 2015
The cuts in public spending planned by the current UK government for 2015.
A genuinely reformed welfare system would provide security and freedom.
Palliative Care Reform
The current system of Palliative Care lets too many people die in hospital and is not sufficiently flexible.
Community Brokerage means helping people help themselves and make full use of all the community has to offer.
Facilitation is the art of helping people bring about change in their own lives as individuals or - most powerfully in…