Written by Simon Duffy this paper suggests it's time to re-think commissioning and work with communities in a real partnership of equals.
Author: Simon Duffy
After a long struggle government seems to have recognised the importance of independent living and the need for Centres for Independent Living. However, in practice local government and the NHS are often trapped in commissioning practices which undermine real community development. This paper offers a way out of this trap.
In outline the report describes a set of solutions for commissioners and local communities:
It is time to move away from the days of puppet communities and privatisation - local people in Doncaster are showing how this can be done.
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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
Whose Community Is It Anyway? © Simon Duffy 2013.
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