Latest updates from and for Citizen Network members.
4 May - 6 June: Festival of Debate
Join Sheffield's amazing Festival of Debate online, part of this year's CitizenFest 2021.
29 April: A New Way Home
Getting people out of institutions requires a commitment to self-direction for all. Hear from real experts in…
28 April: Neighbourhood Democracy and Food
Neighbours can work together to ensure that good, fresh and healthy food is available to everyone.
27 April: I already have a job... getting through the day
New research from Chronic Illness Inclusion and Leeds University Business School on supporting people with chronic…
Bring Our People Home
The Centre and Radical Visions publish a guide for helping people return home from institutions and out-of-area…
22 March: Post-COVID Recovery
Join Three Northern Mayors with People's Powerhouse for a free online listening event.
Festival of Debate 2021
Take part in this year's digital festival taking place on 4 May to 6 June. Submit your event by 12 March.
Self-Directed Support for Europe
Launch of UNIC a 3 year programme to develop, test and validate a set of innovative tools to implement Personal Budgets…
Open Letter to the Residents of Handforth Parish
Peter Macfadyen from the Flatpack Democracy Movement encourages the people of Handforth to take control of their own…
16 February: It's Our Community
A quick fire conference on social care reform - a positive vision for inclusive communities created by disabled people…
25 January: Citizen Network TV Launch
Join us to celebrate the international launch of Citizen Network TV.
Call for Papers: BIEN 2021 Glasgow
The Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress in Glasgow will be a virtual event in August.
4 February: The Power of Language
Language is powerful - it can make or break people - discover the language that helps and leave behind the language that…
Ask your Mayoral candidate to pledge their support for UBI ahead of May's local elections.
Basic Income Essentials
Author Annie Miller argues that the ‘pandemic has presented the strongest case yet for basic income schemes…
Local Solution for COVID-19 Track and Trace
Sheffield citizens have created an independent initiative to train, supervise and coordinate volunteers as…
Defended: Children's Rights in Care
Article 39 announce a successful outcome to the #ScrapSI445 campaign.
The Launch of Flatpack Democracy 2021
The Flatpack Democracy 2021 campaign marks the emergence of a powerful new force in British political life.
My Mummy Is Autistic
A new picture book and guide about recognising and understanding difference.
Mo Stewart's Award for Outstanding Research
Mo Stewart's work revealing the harm caused by Government disability policy wins an Outstanding Paper Award in…
3 December: Stigma and Poverty
Join us for a lively conversation exploring "The Shame Game" with author and journalist Mary O'Hara.
Graded Exercise Therapy is out
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognise that Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) is bad…
Sign the #UBI Letter to Rishi Sunak
520 politicians have written to Rishi Sunak calling for the piloting of Basic Income, join them by co-signing the…
3 November: Disabled people in austerity Britain
A free webinar with Stef Benstead the author of the book Second Class Citizens and guests, hosted by Church Action on…
25 September: Much More to Life than Services
Bob Rhodes and Joe Powell explore how to put relationships at the heart of social care instead of relying on systems.
17 September: Innovations in Supported Employment
Values Into Action Scotland (VIAS) share their innovative work in helping people with learning disabilities and…
14-19 September: CitizenFest 2020
The 2nd Annual Festival unites Glasgow's We Are One with Helsinki & Los Angeles' No Labels No Walls into a mighty…
Sign the #BuildBackBetter statement
Over 350 civil society organisations have already responded to the call from Compass and NEF to shape a better future.
The People's Powerhouse believe that more voices need to be heard in the debate about our recovery from COVID-19 -…
Join CitizenFest 2020 - We Are One - No Labels No Walls
The 2nd CitizenFest will be between 14-19th September, combining Glasgow's We Are One festival with the No Labels No…
1 June: Is basic income essential to the good life?
A virtual event hosted by the Centre for Wellbeing in Public Policy (CWiPP) at The University of Sheffield, as part of…
Defend Children's Rights in Care
Article 39 are threatening legal action if the Department for Education does not withdraw a statutory instrument that…
Self-Directed Support in Europe
The SDS Network is offering three free webinars on 7th May and 11th June to explore global developments in…
Scrap health surcharge for NHS workers from overseas
Foreign health workers are risking their lives to save ours and paying for the privilege, this must stop - sign the…
Human Rights and COVID-19
There are a number of serious concerns about the human rights implications of Government policy in response to the…
Here are details of how the Centre for Welfare Reform is taking action in response to the COVID-19 crisis and some useful…
Festival of Debate announces 2020 programme
The biggest politics festival in the UK returns to South Yorkshire on 14 April running until the end of May.
Planning for We Are One 2020
Join the CitizenFest team in Glasgow on 12 March as they begin planning this year's We Are One celebration.
Health Equity in England
A new report by the Institute of Health Equity, commissioned by the Health Foundation to mark 10 years since the…
Understanding Benefits and Mental Health
New research by The Salvation Army indicates that millions of people risk being unable to access their benefits due to…
22 May: The Power of Citizenship
A conference in Sheffield organised by the Centre for Welfare Reform and Citizen Network as part of Opus Independents'…
Will Labour change the game?
Gavin Barker outlines an emerging strategy for Labour members to put PR and Constitutional Reform on the agenda.
Person-Centred Care and Care Integration
A call for papers for a Special Issue from the Journal of Integrated Care.
14 February: UKSCN Climate Strike
Join the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) as they demonstrate around the country.
Survey: What do you see when you see me?
Take part in the Heart n Soul Asks survey on public attitudes towards learning disability
Lib Dems support UBI Pilot in Hull
Liberal Democrats in Hull call on Government to consider piloting Universal Basic Income in the City.
Is Basic Income essential to the Good Life?
Dr Simon Duffy will give the annual Centre for Wellbeing in Public Policy lecture on 19th May as part of Sheffield's…
27 January: Norah Fry Centre and Sue Porter Memorial Lecture
Truth and Citizenship with Dr Simon Duffy and Envisioning a great life with Fionn and Jonathan Angus, part of the School…