Ageing Well - Vicki Sellick presentation to the Leadership Academy


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Vicki Sellick from the Young Foundation presents: "Innovation: Ideas for applying the Big Society ethos to older people's services and how to think differently to find more effective ways of delivering services.

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Ageing Well - Vicki Sellick presentation to the Leadership Academy

  1. 1. <ul><li>Social growth: can the Big Society be more than a slogan </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Sellick </li></ul><ul><li>21 February 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Michael Young (1915-2002) Policy maker shaped UK welfare state Sociologist and writer - coined term ‘meritocracy’, pioneer of thinking about ageing, family, communities etc Social entrepreneur – initiator of over 60 organisations and ‘probably the world’s most successful entrepreneur of social enterprises’ Prof. Daniel Bell
  3. 3. Young Foundation today <ul><li>Research – emerging social needs and how to innovate to meet them </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations – piloting innovations in public services </li></ul><ul><li>Advising governments – on supporting innovation and social entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Social ventures – supporting and spinning out start-ups </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ageing Well Innovation Programme </li></ul><ul><li>In partnership with LGID </li></ul><ul><li>6 month programme from Dec ‘10 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Structure for today <ul><li>The Big Society in context </li></ul><ul><li>10 practical ways to encourage innovation and enhance social growth </li></ul><ul><li>Simple tips for innovation </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Can the Big Society be more </li></ul><ul><li>than a slogan for older people’s services? </li></ul><ul><li>Ten ways to help stimulate innovation in local areas </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on social growth </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>1 Give new rights for society and individuals to act </li></ul>Coin St community builders Asset transfer Personal budgets Rights for carers Older people’s forums
  8. 9. <ul><li>2 Develop new tools to help people organise for themselves </li></ul>Fairstead estate, Kings Lynn community website Timebanks Online organising tools Southwark Circle
  9. 10. <ul><li>3 Develop new finance for social impact </li></ul>Heygate estate, Southwark Social Impact Bonds Fund preventative work
  10. 11. <ul><li>4 Support (the right) social enterprises </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>4 Support (the right) social enterprises </li></ul>Elderpreneurs Social Venture Intermediaries
  12. 13. <ul><li>5 Open up public services to society </li></ul>Community planting Consultation and design e.g. Living Labs New delivery models e.g. Full of Life e.g. Connected Care e.g. Expert Elders
  13. 14. <ul><li>6 Promote a sense of belonging and community empowerment </li></ul>Community funday e.g. Change one thing e.g. Men’s Sheds
  14. 15. <ul><li>7 Grow a new generation of local leaders </li></ul>Uprising 2010 Making the most of volunteers e.g. Grand-mentors e.g. Experience corps e.g. Community guardians
  15. 16. <ul><li>8 Never stop learning </li></ul>Learning champions Intergenerational learning Learning in care settings
  16. 17. <ul><li>9 Prepare for end of life </li></ul>BedZed, Sutton e.g. Extra care housing Hospice care Extra care housing at the end of life
  17. 18. <ul><li>10 Think and learn globally </li></ul>Cisco telepresence e.g. Japan Fureai Kippu e.g. Scandinavia Co-housing
  18. 19. <ul><li>Innovating in local areas </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Bureaucracies averse to risk </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation can be disruptive, change power relations </li></ul><ul><li>Often lack of skills, capital, dedicated processes </li></ul><ul><li>Older models become efficient, mutually adapted, embedded in mindsets </li></ul>Public sector can innovate but finds it hard
  20. 21. <ul><li>“ Never waste the opportunities offered by a good crisis” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Machiavelli </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Keep your ear close to the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Start small – persuade by example </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for permission or funding or acceptance by big institutions just do it </li></ul>... but how?
  22. 23. <ul><li>… but how? </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of good work, but many wasted efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Connections are key – connecting the time, energy and creativity of users, volunteers and community groups with the capacity and strategic networks of the public sector </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Please get in touch: </li></ul>Vicki Sellick Programme Leader [email_address] 020 8980 6263