We need support that helps us live as full citizens, respecting our individuality and our connections to family and community.
Mental Health and Tentacled Snowballs
An anonymous article describing how medical and bureaucratic approaches to mental health undermine flexible and person-centred solutions - and make you a little crazy.
Extreme Poverty in a Time of Austerity
This summary of the harm caused by the UK Government's austerity policies was submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
Parent Carer Health
This important survey of family experiences suggests that ill health for family carers is a significant problem and one worsened by current welfare systems.
Your Life Is Important Too
Terry Lynch shares his personal insight on why it's important for carers to take care of themselves.
Preventable Harm and the Work Capability Assessment
Mo Stewart provides a brief overview of some of the most important elements in the development of a policy which is causing preventable harm to UK citizens.
Reclaiming ‘Chronic Illness’
An exploration of the meaning of the term ‘chronic illness’ and the relationship between people with chronic illness and the disability movement.
This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.
Now and Next
Sylvana Mahmic and Annick Janson describe the innovative leadership pipeline for families with young children with disability or delay developed by Plumtree.
Reforming Social Care
This report explains why integration between health and social care is not desirable, setting out a clear vision for reforming social care in its own right.
Commonfare: Inclusion and the Commons
Thomas Allan argues that new thinking about the role of the Commons in our shared community life will put the ideal of inclusion on a stronger footing.
Workers' Rights Versus the Right to Care
Alain Catzeflis describes how UK social policy has created a severe, but unnecessary conflict between the rights of workers and disabled people.
Individual Service Funds (ISFs) Guide
This guide, written by Sam Smith and Frances Brown, shares decades of experience in using Individual Service Funds (ISFs) to provide personalised support.