Public Service Reform
Public services should support community life and citizen action and be shaped by relationships of trust and humanity.
Not So Sapiens After All
The trials and tribulations of our Welfare system have deeper and more complex roots than many can imagine. 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' can broaden our…
Why the UK Needs a Written Constitution
Gavin Barker addresses the issues of democratic accountability and the protections that need building into our welfare system against undue corporate influence.
The Failure of Competitive Tendering in Social Care
Simon Duffy explains why Competitive Tendering has been damaging for social care and what must be done instead.
Progress on Personalised Support
This report builds on an international survey of support organisations to develop a model of personalised support on behalf of Citizen Network.
This major report describes how Barnsley Council have been increasing social justice by redistributing power and resources to local citizens, families and communities.
Social Rights Are Human Rights
Paul Hunt explains that social rights are fundamental human rights, but that in the UK these rights are not taken seriously in the political and legal system.
Reclaiming the Common Good
A review of Reclaiming the Common Good: How Christians can help re-build a broken world, a collection of essays edited by Virginia Moffatt.
Manavodaya - The Art of Facilitation
Carl Poll introduces the work of Manvodaya and outlines the art of facilitation and the 8 rules for action
A Rural Parish Initiative
Bob Rhodes describes how his parish, Ruspidge & Soudley Parish Council, is exploring the use of a community worker to better understand the true needs of its community.
National Debt v Right to Social Security
International researcher Alison Graham shares her PhD thesis exploring the targeting of cuts on disabled people, people on low incomes and other groups lacking effective…
A Healthy Heart for the NHS
David Zigmond argues that it is not just economics that is at the heart of the problems in the NHS - more than this is the lack of attention to the issues of the heart.
Collapse of Social Care (2009-2016)
Austerity has seen a radical reduction in the number of people supported by adult social care, with a 40% drop in 6 years.