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Journey to Citizenship    lessons from the UK   Dr Simon Duffy ■ The Centre for Welfare Reform ■   Helsinki Conference ■ 2...
1 Journey’s beginning• Understanding our past• Why citizenship is important• How citizenship is achieved2 Ups and downs• W...
Pt. 2 Ups and downs...the idea of citizenship shouldremain at the centre of modernpolitical debates about social andeconom...
We have made some modest progressto help people move from the web ofcommunity services...but we are only just beginning to...
The welfare state is goodit is just designed wrong
1. Personalised supportService providers can provide moreflexible and appropriate supportbut only if they change
Personalised support is efficient andeffectivebut it has largely been rejected bysystems that prefers standardisation
2. Self-directed supportSocial work has become a processof ‘placing’ people in servicesit must return power to people
many innovations needed
Self-directed support and individualbudgets have transformed the socialwork system in Englandbut how these new systems are...
3. Community brokerageNever under-estimate people’sability to under-estimate people...most of the support people needis al...
professionalisationcostly and damaging
Who is the best planner? Indi vi dual Fami l y/Fri ends         17%                                 23% Provid er Broker C...
Who is the best organiser? Indi vi dual                     9%                           16% Fami l y/Fri ends Provid er B...
using existing  resources
using peer support
4 PersonalisationPersonalisation promised to be thenew ‘solution’ for the failings of thecurrent system...but like all pro...
real wealth
why it is efficientfrom push to pull
towards coproduction
personalisation at its best
At its worst...1.Bureaucratic - new systems2.Controlling - over-regulated3.Wasteful - more process4.Professionalised - dis...
Personalisation has presented aserious challenge to the old systembut systems are hard to change
5 Innovation & designInnovation is the natural and properresponse of human beings to theirsituation in the world...but hos...
innovations are resisted
make innovation easierLeaders - find them, cherish themInnovate - encourage people to dreamTest - make it easier to try th...
6 Future prospectsProgress is not inevitable...but some things have beenachieved - so we must have hope
gettingpolitical
For more information go towww.centreforwelfarereform.org      These slides are © Simon Duffy 2012 ■ Publisher is The      ...
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The Journey to Citizenship, Part 2

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Second part of Helsinki talk focusing on positive social innovations that have helped support the citizenship of people with learning difficulties.

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The Journey to Citizenship, Part 2

  1. 1. Journey to Citizenship lessons from the UK Dr Simon Duffy ■ The Centre for Welfare Reform ■ Helsinki Conference ■ 21st March 2012
  2. 2. 1 Journey’s beginning• Understanding our past• Why citizenship is important• How citizenship is achieved2 Ups and downs• What has been happening in the UK• What has gone well• What has not gone so well
  3. 3. Pt. 2 Ups and downs...the idea of citizenship shouldremain at the centre of modernpolitical debates about social andeconomic arrangements. Theconcept of a citizen is that of aperson who can hold [their] headhigh and participate fully and withdignity in the life of [their] society.Jeremy Waldron
  4. 4. We have made some modest progressto help people move from the web ofcommunity services...but we are only just beginning tosolve the bigger problems created bythe welfare system itself.
  5. 5. The welfare state is goodit is just designed wrong
  6. 6. 1. Personalised supportService providers can provide moreflexible and appropriate supportbut only if they change
  7. 7. Personalised support is efficient andeffectivebut it has largely been rejected bysystems that prefers standardisation
  8. 8. 2. Self-directed supportSocial work has become a processof ‘placing’ people in servicesit must return power to people
  9. 9. many innovations needed
  10. 10. Self-directed support and individualbudgets have transformed the socialwork system in Englandbut how these new systems are usedin practice is often less positive
  11. 11. 3. Community brokerageNever under-estimate people’sability to under-estimate people...most of the support people needis already out there - in ourselvesand in our communities
  12. 12. professionalisationcostly and damaging
  13. 13. Who is the best planner? Indi vi dual Fami l y/Fri ends 17% 23% Provid er Broker C ar e M an ag er 12% 13% 34%N = 801
  14. 14. Who is the best organiser? Indi vi dual 9% 16% Fami l y/Fri ends Provid er Broker Soci al Worker 17% 31%N = 774 28%
  15. 15. using existing resources
  16. 16. using peer support
  17. 17. 4 PersonalisationPersonalisation promised to be thenew ‘solution’ for the failings of thecurrent system...but like all promises - it is apromise that is easy to make, butharder to keep
  18. 18. real wealth
  19. 19. why it is efficientfrom push to pull
  20. 20. towards coproduction
  21. 21. personalisation at its best
  22. 22. At its worst...1.Bureaucratic - new systems2.Controlling - over-regulated3.Wasteful - more process4.Professionalised - disempowering5.Illegal - confused legislation6.Standardised - innovation cut out
  23. 23. Personalisation has presented aserious challenge to the old systembut systems are hard to change
  24. 24. 5 Innovation & designInnovation is the natural and properresponse of human beings to theirsituation in the world...but hostility to innovation is justas natural
  25. 25. innovations are resisted
  26. 26. make innovation easierLeaders - find them, cherish themInnovate - encourage people to dreamTest - make it easier to try thingsSimplify - keep on innovatingIntegrate - look at the deeper causes
  27. 27. 6 Future prospectsProgress is not inevitable...but some things have beenachieved - so we must have hope
  28. 28. gettingpolitical
  29. 29. For more information go towww.centreforwelfarereform.org These slides are © Simon Duffy 2012 ■ Publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform ■ Slides can be distributed subject to conditions set out at www.centreforwelfarereform.org ■

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