The Centre for Welfare Reform Newsletter  |  Edition 2  February 2011
Welcome to the second newsletter from the Centre for Welfare Reform. This newsletter marks an important event - the launch of the Campaign for a Fair Society in The Times (8 February 2011). 

If you think that the current cuts that target disabled people are unfair and want to declare support for a more positive programme of reform then please join the Campaign.


Campaign Launched

Campaign for A Fair Society

The Campaign wants power and control to shift from government to citizens, families and communities. But we don't want the government's 'Big Society' if that means a loss of basic human rights and unfair cuts focused on the most vulnerable. We want a fair society. Read more...

Unfair Cuts

The level of cuts - which seem to target disabled people - is unprecedented. The Centre and its Fellows have been working to document the size and extent of the cuts and to demonstrate the cuts are both unfair and self-defeating. Read more...


Innovations

5 Basic Tasks

John O'Brien has recently revisited his original and powerful idea of the five accomplishments for successful service providers and now describes them as 5 basic tasks. There are new graphics and a short paper available to help explain these important and influential innovations. Read more...

Personalised Support

Too often service providers are still offering fixed and inflexible support, especially to those with the most complex needs. The model of Personalised Support - first developed in Scotland - provides a powerful alternative to current practice. Read more...


Recent Publications

Evaluation of SDS in Stockport

The University of Chester has published a powerful, detailed and very useful report describing the work in Stockport to extend self-directed support to people with mental health problems. Despite the policy complexities and practical challenges Stockport has made great progress. Read more...

Recovery Stories

This powerful collection of stories from Hertfordshire demonstrates the value of giving people full control over modest levels of resources - people were better able to recover from mental illness when they could tackle many of the practical and social problems that make life tough. Read more... 


Fellow Activity


Don Derrett


Don Derrett has been one of the most focused and practical national leaders to promote personalisation. In a series of reports and other writings Don and his colleagues at Self Direct have given people tools for making practical change. Read more...

Carl Poll


Carl Poll has been leading radical social change for over 20 years. He founded KeyRing, Know What I Mean and Manavodaya UK. Carl also created and led the successful social marketing campaign at In Control which changed social policy in England. Here he shares some thoughts on the personal challenge for professionals working with people facing disadvantage. Read more...

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