Publications from Citizen Network members for reading and sharing.
UNIC Transferability Study
The final UNIC report explores how to build and sustain personal budgets reforms and use EU structures.
The Problem with Quality of Life
Disability strategy should be built around an ambitious vision for deinstitutionalisation and citizenship for all.
Redesigning the NDIS
A vision for reforming the NDIS as a regenerative system of support co-designed with people with disabilities.
Self-Directed Support Scotland
There has been significant progress in Scotland in reforming disability services, but major challenges remain.
SONEC is a framework for local decision-making determined by principles of justice and equality.
Transforming Education: Policy Insights
Public policy research has much to teach us if we want to create positive and sustainable change in education.
Letter to Director General of DWP
This letter asks the DWP to accept the harm caused by their ongoing approach to disabled people.
The Social Artist: Women, Work & Money
The Spring 2019 edition explores the need for financial independence and the threat of cashlessness.
Individual Service Funds at iDirect
iDirect share the experiences of 3 individuals they support who use individual service funds.
Inclusion of Disabled Refugees in Spain
A report evaluating the inclusion of disabled refugees, focusing on education, housing and employment.
Health Care Services in Crisis
Three senior NHS consultants explain that the NHS crisis is about its culture and organisation not just money.
Sheffield Makes Civil Society
Sheffield has a vibrant civil society but its full potential is not yet realised.
Indvidual Service Funds in Residential Care
Service providers can do much more to offer people flexible support and personal budgets.
Inclusive Education Lessons From Canada
Drawing out the lessons from New Brunswick's long-term commitment to inclusive education.
This Is How I Manage
This is a Finnish tool, available here in English, to help people develop their own support plan.
Biopsychosocial Model or Bio-political Ideology?
Will people with Long-COVID escape the prejudices directed towards people with ME/CFS.
The Journey to Inclusion
David Towell and Marcia Rivas Coello reflect on an important UNICEF initiative in Peru.
Truth and Citizenship
This Norah Fry lecture explores the conditions necessary for respecting disability rights.
The Politics of Fear
How the UK government has created an effective hostile environment for sick and disabled people.
Un Nuevo Campo Social
Necesitamos cultivar un nuevo campo social: we need to cultivate a new social field.
UK Democracy Fit for 21st Century
How to reorganise the constitution of the UK to support genuine democracy and good government.
European Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation
Good practice guide on the transition from Institutional to Community-based Care.
Mapping Self-Directed Support in Europe
A survey of Self-Directed Support systems in Europe in 2019 produced by the SKILLS project.
Lived Citizenship for Persons in Vulnerable Life Situations
This Open Access book brings together a variety of articles on citizenship for people with multiple impairments.
Work is Neighbourhood Business
UBI means we can respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution by growing neighbourhood support for work.
The Relationships Project shares the stories and experiences of young people in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Power and Connection
The first book dedicated to exploring the value of Local Area Coordination and its international development.
Centralisation Meets Austerity
A detailed analysis of the impact of austerity on Local Spending in every local authority in England.
Different Worldview, Different Person-Centred Plan
John O'Brien reflects on two very different ways of understanding Person-Centred Planning.
Guide: Achieving Quality Education for All
A short guide for leaders taking on the task of transformation in our schools.
A New Way Home: Slovakian Edition
Help for people in Slovakia and the Czech Republic to find new paths to living in their own home.
Good Practice in Personal Budgets
UNIC project describes global best practice in Personal Budgets and user-centred funding models.
European Guide on Personal Budgets
The UNIC Project guide to EU countries for Long Term Care and Support based on human rights.
An overview of Individual Service Funds and how to personalise commissioning in health and social care.
A structure to grow power in local neighbourhoods in partnership with formal civic structures.
Advancing Inclusive Education: An Overview
David Towell shares an overview of national family association strategies for advancing inclusive education.
Advancing Inclusive Education in Spain
In the fourth of a new 5 part series, David Towell shares how Family Associations in Spain are working to advance…
Advancing Inclusive Education in Colombia
In the third of a new 5 part series, David Towell shares how Family Associations in Colombia are working to advance…
Genealogy of Person-Centred Planning
How activists aligned with people with developmental disabilities and their families in Canada, the US and the UK.
Advancing Inclusive Education in New Zealand
In the second of a new 5 part series, David Towell shares how Family Associations in New Zealand are working to advance…
Advancing Inclusive Education in Peru
In the first of a new 5 part series, David Towell shares how Family Associations in Peru are working to advance inclusive…
A Response to Shaping Future Support
This briefing paper reviews the UK Government's Health and Disability Green Paper: Shaping Future Support and argues…
Bridging Support is a powerful means of accelerating people's ability to leave institutional services, like ATUs.
The Power of Freedom
A New Zealand Initiative report on the positive progress of self-directed support in New Zealand.
The Quiet Progress of the New Eugenics
Eugenics is now being legitimised through a mixture of policies including euthanasia, genetic testing and the…
An Easy Read guide plus film explaining the 4 different ways of funding your care and support and managing your Personal…
What Can We Do With Those Families?
Too often families are treated disrespectfully, even by those seeking to advance inclusion or person-centred work.
Growing Peer Support
A report on peer-led crisis support in mental health services focusing on the work of PFG Doncaster.