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The Centre was founded in 2009 by Dr Simon Duffy as a way to advance social justice and achieve citizenship for all. We provide a platform for positive social change for an international network of community leaders, activists and campaigners. In 2016 we became a strategic partner in the international cooperative Citizen Network.

You can see the live projects we are currently working on here

Below we have listed some of the projects that we've worked on since 2009:

Women at the Centre - Research on the effectiveness of WomenCentre in Calderdale and Kirklees which demonstrated and explain the power of women-centred working. Read more...

Architecture for Personalisation - The development of a practical and economic model for supporting the necessary infrastructure for self-directed support in England. Read more...

Beyond Beveridge - Creation of a set of radical policy alternatives to current assumptions about the welfare state and welfare reform. Read:

Personalised Transition - Practical development of a model to reform delivery of social care, education and healthcare for young people with disabilities. Read more...

NDIS in Australia - Research, challenge and proposals to support the design and reform of the National Disability insurance Scheme in Australia. Read:

Learning Disability Alliance - Creation of a campaigning alliance for the UK 2015 general Election to unite people to advocate for rights of people with learning disabilities and their families. Read:

Campaign for a Fair Society - Creation of a campaign group to draw attention to the cumulative impact of cuts in services and incomes for disabled people. Read more...

Resource Allocation Reform - Models to improve the systems for budgeting for self-directed support. Read more...

Personalisation in Mental Health - Research on the best approaches to enable people with mental health needs get the benefit of self-directed support. Read more...

Rethinking Social Work - Work to support the redesign of care management functions and the restoration of the social work profession to its original values and skills. Read more...

Cumulative Impact Assessment - Calculation of the targeting of harm on disabled people by UK Government by it austerity programme. Read:

Questioning Person-Centred Planning - Work to challenge the commodification of person-centred planning and to revisit its core principles. Read more...

Association of Quality Checkers - Help to create a national organisation in England to unite and support quality checking organisations. Read more...

Innovations in Housing - A series of practical proposals and new platforms to widen housing options to people with disabilities. Read more...

Self-Directed Support in Finland - Work to establish self-directed support in policy and practice in Finland. Read more...

Heathcare Reform - Research to identify opportunities for innovation and personalisation in the organisation of healthcare services. Read more...

Dignity in Old Age - Publications which show how to protect and sustain the dignity of older people, especially when people are receiving care or support. Read more...