A film-poem that showcases poetry produced by members of the People Focused Group (PFG) in Doncaster, England.
Thomas Doukas and Annie Fergusson share what happened at the second Raising the Bar, National PMLD conference which took place at the University of Birmingham on 2nd November 2018.
Thomas Doukas of Choice Support and Citizen Network England explains why making progress towards a better world means working together – as equals.
Sam Sly shares her keynote presentation given at a recent Royal College of Occupational Therapists conference.
An inspiring, thoughtful and funny presentation from Tim Keilty.
Sam Sly explains why people value citizenship, what the keys to citizenship are and why they matter to people with learning disabilities.
Simon Duffy gave this presentation to commissioners of services for people with learning disabilities in Darlington.
Sam Sly facilitated a workshop in Plymouth for CQC South West Inspectors keen to learn about improving the inspection of services for people with complex and challenging needs.
These Core and Essential Service Standards have been developed by a group of families, carers, sector professionals and experts working to improve the quality of support and life of people with profound and multiple disabilities.
Too many people are asked to abandon a life of citizenship if they need support.
Many people are excluded from a life of citizenship by a failure to get the right support in their community and by being sent away to institutions that cut them out of community and family life.
Henry Tam has written a book, in association with Citizen Network, to help citizens expose the dogmas and lies that damage society.
The first ever mainstream, non-academic, non-professional book about and by people with learning disabilities published in the UK.
John Dalrymple and Frances Brown shared their learning from 20 years of successfully implementing Individual Service Funds (ISFs) in Scotland at a workshop in Birmingham recently.
Sam Sly explains why she has developed a new guide to accompany the Keys to Citizenship.
Tim Keilty of New Prospects, a Citizen Network group member based in the North East of England, has put together a list of resources that they use when training their managers.
The Centre for Welfare Reform shares a large library of international resources on how to tackle exclusion and build citizenship.
Inclusive Solutions explain their inclusive problem solving model.
Local Area Coordination is making a positive difference to people, communities and services across England and Wales.
Darlington Learning Impairment Network share a series of letters they have developed aimed at health and social care professionals.
Claire Bates shares the latest news from the Supported Loving Network.
The Darlington Learning Impairment Network would like to hear from you.
The #IAMchallengingbehaviour campaign has been described as a quiet revolution – join in!
Darlington Learning Impairment Network want to know why.
For people with learning disabilities finding love is often more than just chemistry – it can come down to getting the right support from your staff.
In 2011 the Centre for Welfare Reform published Local Justice, a proposal by Clare Hyde, that if prison budgets could be devolved then local areas might be able to do something radically different to keep women and children out of prison or out of contact with the whole criminal justice system – Justice Reinvestment.
In the last decade the numbers of women in custody in the UK has remained at approximately 5% of the total prison population and that population has continued to grow. There is a strong call to close the majority of women’s prisons. Could Justice Reinvestment offer an opportunity to do this in a planned and fully resourced way?
In particular Clare Hyde would like to find out whether there are any areas who are either using Justice Reinvestment now or who are hoping to do so in the future.
To find out more about Justice Reinvestment you can read Clare’s paper describing the idea: Local Justice.
Clare Hyde and Simon Duffy also wrote the book Women at the Centre which is available now as a free pdf. It describes one very successful strategy for local investment to keep women away from the criminal justice system.
If you have information you can share with Clare Hyde and the Foundation for Families please email her here.