Latest updates from and for Citizen Network members.
WOW Campaign secures debate in House of Commons
The debate will discuss the urgent need for a cumulative impact assessment of all cuts to disability support.
10 November: Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament
An inaugural meeting for people to meet, exchange ideas and contribute to the future vision of the campaign.
17 November: Reclaim Social Care
How do we reverse privatisation and secure quality, stable, publicly funded and accountable social care services for…
11 October: Unelected Oligarchy
Think tanks have shaped policy and public opinion in Britain for decades; but what are they? The Festival of Politics in…
Community transformation - October 2018
Diversity Matters invite you to join them to learn more about The Oasis Game and Go Deep.
Raising the Bar II - November 2018
What should best practice care look like for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities?
The Art of Facilitation - October 2018
Find out how facilitating self-help can transform our approach to community change.
Idea 12 - November 2018
Are you interested in widening awareness about the significance of legal capacity and support in decision making for…
Patient passport launched
Simon Cramp has developed a patient passport with Chesterfield Royal Hospital for patients who find communicating…
Les Monaghan at Brighton Photo Fringe
Les Monaghan has been selected as this year's Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN18 Participate artist for his project…
11 September: Conversations on Governance
It's Our City is holding a series of community conversations about local governance in Sheffield during 2018/19.
ILF Scotland Transition Fund
This fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the…
Go Deep - October 2018
This is the first time Go Deep will be played in Scotland on a large scale, with facilitators from Scotland and The…
Mapping SDS around the world
Take part in the SKILLS survey to map international progress on self-directed support.
How is self-directed support developing globally?
How is self-directed support developing globally?
Basic Income in a disabling world - August 2018
Citizen Network will be at the BIEN International Congress in Tampere.
What's the impact of chronic illness in the UK today
The Chronic Illness Inclusion Project launches major survey to capture the experiences & views of people living…
Citizen Network Greece at IASSIDD
Citizen Network was asked to run a workshop at the 5th IASSIDD European Congress in Athens in July 2018.
Share your austerity stories
WOW Voices are documenting the impact of austerity on the people behind the numbers in a bid to challenge Government…
UN to investigate extreme poverty in the UK
United Nations investigator to probe the impact of Tory austerity policies in Britain, in the UN's first visit to a…
Diversity & Belonging - July 2018
The theme of the IASSIDD conference is a celebration of human diversity, within spaces and places where we feel…
Peer-led organisations for inclusion - June 2018
Join Plumtree and guests Jyrki Pinomma and Pippa Murray to hear about their experience in promoting inclusion for…
Parliamentary debate on ME secured
Westminster Hall Debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) treatment and research set for Thursday 21st June.
Making Poverty Visible
For those who dismiss empirical research Les Monaghan's Relative Poverty photography work bears witness to lives…
Welfare conditionality causes more harm than good
The WelCond project, led by the University of York and colleagues, found that welfare conditionality causes more harm…
Disabled people facing government hostility
Letter published in The Guardian protesting at the failure of the media to cover the on-going attacks on disabled and…
Publication of Report on Constituency Changes
This report shows how Boundary Commission England's planned changes will worsen inequities of UK electoral system.
The Balance of Rights
A new Anton French Film exploring the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities in the UK today.
Report on how to reform social care published
Robin Jackson's report explains why health and social care integration is poor policy and offers instead a practical…
Guide published on what makes us healthy
This guide from The Health Foundation gives helpful information and practical advice on tackling the social…
Festival of Debate: April to June 2018
Sheffield's Festival of Debate is one of the largest political festivals in the UK, with 75 debates, including several…
Personal Health Budget survey
NHS England invite you to share your experience of the care and support you receive in a new survey on PHBs.
Liberal Democrats back call for Citizen Convention
Tom Brake MP has written to the Centre to back the call for a Citizen Convention on Constitutional Reform.
Local Green Party support for Citizen Convention
Mid & East Cornwall Green Party and West Cornwall Green Party set out their reasons for backing constitutional and…
Guidance on Individual Service Funds (ISFs) published
The Centre has produced a range of new publications on ISFs with TLAP, Community Catalysts and In Control Scotland.
Peer support does community - April 2018
The People Focused Group will be sharing their 10 years of peer-support learning with Cormac Russell and Simon Duffy.
This is not a conference
A cutting edge event in Edinburgh from Diversity Matters about self-directed support.
Advocacy and the social history of learning disability - July 2018
A call for papers for the 2018 Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Conference.
Don't Use LD - more news
The campaign to stop people using the term LD to refer to people.
Leader of Party for Cornwall responds
Dick Cole, Leader of the Party for Cornwall has written to the Centre expressing his personal support for the…
People Focused Group: Our Stories
People Focused Group are sharing their stories with guests in Doncaster on 11th April.
Beyond Direct Payments published
The Centre has helped develop a range of resources to help change commissioning and improve social care.
SNP add their support to Citizen Convention
Ian Blackford MP has written to the Centre for Welfare Reform to express support for the growing movement for…
Plaid Cymru and Green Party back call for constitutional reform
Leaders from Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have expressed support for the idea of citizens convention to develop a new…
Could basic income help the emancipation of people with disabilities?
Many people believe basic income – a system where everyone would get a secure unconditional income –…
Joint inquiry launched on long-term funding of adult social care
The Communities & Local Government and Health Committees launch joint inquiry on the long-term funding and…
Open Letter on Constitutional Reform published
The Centre for Welfare Reform with an alliance of campaigners and leading thinkers is calling for radical…
Repeal Bill Alliance has been formed
The Alliance has been formed to ensure that rights and protections are kept in place as the UK leaves the EU to protect…