International – Simon


Simon Duffy is the coordinator for Citizen Network International.

Simon has worked with people with intellectual disabilities and their families for over 25 years. His work has focused on the ideal of citizenship and exploring how to advance the power and control people have over their own lives. He started work in 1990 with Southwark Consortium (now Choice Support). In 1996 he founded Inclusion Glasgow to provide personalised support for people leaving institutions. In 2003 he led in Control and helped to establish self-directed support and personal budgets as public policy in England. In 2009 he set up the Centre for Welfare Reform which is an independent think-tank promoting social justice and citizenship in public policy.


telephone: +44 114 258 6965

Focus for 2019

  • Help establish the ground rules for sharing and development across the network
  • Make connections to existing international network
  • Establish a business model and identify funding sources

What we can share

  • The Centre has an established international audience and can help publish and share
  • Fellows of the Centre provide a strong network of people with expertise on self-directed support and other social innovations
  • The Centre has been very active in challenging austerity and injustice in UK social policy

Connect with us

  • If you have ideas about how Citizen Network can flourish and have greater impact
  • If you want to take on a leadership role with Citizen Network, nationally or internationally

Strategic partner

Centre for Welfare Reform
Bierlow House
8 Oakdale Road
S7 1SL