It's Our Community

Creating a progressive policy for social care reform

We need a progressive vision for social care. This means:

1. Neighbourhood Focused - organised to support foster inclusive and welcoming neighbourhoods where everyone's contribution is recognised and supported.

2. People Powered - creating respectful relationships and encouraging peer support and neighbourliness, backed up by responsive professional support

3. Human Rights Based - giving people who need support freedom, clear entitlements and the ability to participate and contribute in the way that works best for them

4. Economically Secure - with no means-testing and proper levels of funding to enable full contribution and fair incomes for everyone

The Centre is supporting disabled people, families, community groups to develop this vision in partnership with the City of Sheffield and sharing its learning nationally and globally through Citizen Network.

The first event focused on disabled people and you can see all of the films produced here:

It's Our Community Part One 

The second event focused on older people:

It's Our Community Part Two

The third event will be on 9th December and will focus on young people and families - you can sign up to join this free event here:

It's Our Community Part Three

After bringing together local and national people to discuss options and share ideas we will produce a summary of our findings and proposals for a progressive approach to social care.

Simon Duffy


President of Citizen Network

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