Latest updates from and for Citizen Network members.
Work programme needs local commissioning for innovation
Academic study finds back-to-work scheme's reliance on financial incentives undermines service innovation
Don Derrett on lessons from Winterbourne
Don Derrett's article in the Guardian on lessons for public managers following the Winterbourne View hospital…
Congratulations to Steven Rose
Congratulations to Steven Rose.
CfWR Fellows' Day 18 September
Fellows Event - 18th September 2012.
Chunks of Information and Inspiration
Moving forward with Self-Directed Support.
Using the Law to Fight the Cuts updated
This valuable resource has been updated.
Personal Health Budgets event 12 September
North West Personal Health Budgets event in Liverpool on 12 September.
Community Care article on our RAS report
Mithran Samuel of Community Care writes about The Centre for Welfare Reform's latest report: A Fair Budget.
Personal Health Budgets report from SPRU
Personal Health Budgets: Experiences and outcomes for budget holders at nine months: Fifth interim report from the…
Independent Social Work Pilot Project
Independent Social Work Pilot Project run by ibk initiatives and LivesUnlimited.
Guardian article on Local Area Coordination
Simon Duffy's article in Guardian on Local Area Coordination.
Congratulations to Clare Jones awarded CBE
Clare Jones awarded CBE.
Kelly Hicks interviewed on Social Work role
Article in Guardian on Kelly Hicks and her role as an independent social worker.
Northern Ireland Campaign to be launched end of June
NI campaign begins
Innovation network launch in Leeds on 28th June
Innovation network launch in Leeds on 28th June
Housing Options' Away Day for Members
Members' Away Day on 27 June in London
Local Area Coordination report out 14 June 2012
LAC to be published
Peer Power report published 31 May 2012
New report on peer support published.
Demand for an assessment of human impact of the cuts
Guardian letter published
Possible breakthrough for disabled children
New proposals in England could promote inclusion and citizenship for disabled children
Over 35,000 people have signed Pat's Petition so far - have you?
Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services, which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their…
New book on support to older people published
‘This is an invaluable book for anyone involved in planning care for elderly loved ones. It is both highly…
Personalisation Forum Group shortlisted for Mental Health Hero award
It was announced this week that the Personalisation Forum Group has been shortlisted for the Mental Health Hero…
Self Direct Members' Meeting 18 April 2012
The first Self Direct Members' Meeting (free membership included).
Sarah Maguire wins Training & Dissemination of Good Practice award
Sarah Maguire of Choice Support wins an award for Training and Good Practice.
Welsh Focus First Annual Conference 4 April 2012
Welsh Focus's Inaugural Conference - an important event in Wales.
Campaign for a Fair Society launches eight-point Manifesto
The Campaign For a Fair Society is launching its manifesto for a better future at an event at the House of Lords today…
ISFs in Action - to be published on 7 March 2012
How a large block contract was converted into individual service funds - report launch 7 March 2012.
Campaign Manifesto Launch on 12 March at House of Lords
Details of the Manifesto Launch for the Campaign for a Fair Society.
Support Buddies - peer support in action - new report published
Adult Social Worker of the year, Kelly Hicks, writes about Support Buddies - peer support in action
Kelly Hicks wins award: Adult Social Worker of the Year 2011
Congratulations to Kelly Hicks!
A Fair Income - what genuine welfare reform would look like
The Centre for Welfare Reform and the University of Birmingham have just published proposals for a radical reform of…
Dying with Dignity
Report outlines the cost of too many deaths in hospital and the case for using personalisation to better support…
Positively Local Published
Local communities need to be treated positively and respectfully if positive change is going to be achieved.
Social Policy Association Awards 2011
The Social Policy Association awarded Simon Duffy - outstanding contribution by a non-academic for his defining work…
Women at the Centre
The Centre for Welfare Reform has published a landmark report on the innovative work of WomenCentre. Innovative and…
A policy proposal to reduce the growing numbers of women and children in prison - published by The Centre for Welfare…
2011 Tizard Lecture - A Fair Society & the Limits of Personalisation
Simon Duffy, one of the pioneers of personalisation, gave the 2011 Tizard Lecture at Kent University. He describes how…
Launch of the Campaign for a Fair Society
The Campaign for a Fair Society has been launched to challenge the unfair cuts that target disabled people and to…
Vidhya Alekason's policy paper makes the case for extending the use of individual budgets to large areas of…
Leading from the Front
People with mental health problems in Doncaster who have come together to transform their own lives and improve the…
Resource Allocation in Mental Health
New discussion paper sets out the case for abandoning the health and social care divide for mental health services.
New Script for Care Managers
The case for radically reorganising the care management role and making better use of social work skills.
Australian Institute on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
An Australian publisher, part of the National Council on Intellectual Disability.
QUIP is the Association for Change and is based in the Czech Republic.
A Fair Start
Researchers call for new system to support disabled children and their families.
Architecture for Personalisation
A report and companion toolkit outlining the architecture necessary to support personalisation.
Showing service providers how to transform their current services to offer highly flexible and creative supports - to…