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living
by what we get !
we make a life !
by what we give

We make a

Winston Churchill
1. Citizenship should be our goal
2. Work is essential to citizenship
3. Employment is an important form of work
4. Self-d...
1. The goal is citizenship
•

How should we live together, given all our
many differences?

•

How do we avoid the stigma ...
Aristotle explains that a
community is not made out of
equals, but on the contrary
of people who are different
and unequal...
•

The name for a community of equals - people who
accept and welcome their differences - is a
community of citizens.

•

...
•

For people with disabilities our dark inheritance is
not citizenship nor community inclusion.

•

Our inheritance is eu...
Sir Francis Galton: Eugenics = race improvement

A cousin of Darwin, Galton was treated as one of the
great minds of his t...
Not only did most of the men and women involved
in committing the euthanasia murders escape
justice, but the atrocities co...
We only have
only just begun
to learn how to
undo the
damage done
by decades of
harmful
scapegoating.

We need a sense
of ...
This shows spending in one part of
England after the institutions were closed:
•

The journey away from the institution has been long
and closing down long-stay hospitals was only a
beginning.

•

We h...
Citizenship is very
practical. We can
use the idea of
citizenship to think
about how to help
someone.
If we are not
supporting
people to be
citizens what
are we actually
trying to do?
–Johnny Appleseed
2. Work is essential to citizenship
•

Work of love - bringing up our children

•

Work of community - building a better w...
Work builds citizenship
1. We can express our gifts we can grow as a person
2. We can exercise some
control
3. We can earn...
There are eight degrees of charity, one
higher than the other. The highest degree,
exceeded by none, is that of the person...
3. Employment is part of work
•

Employment is the when we work for another
person or for an organisation

•

But there’s ...
Employment is good especially when:
1. It fits who we are
2. It allows some freedom
3. It provides a good income
4. It fits ...
The lame rides a horse!
the maimed drives the herd!
the deaf is brave in battle.!
A man is better!
blind than buried.!
A d...
4. Self-directed support was
developed to enable citizenship
•

There are many different systems

•

The quality of implem...
Spending people’s money, on things
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people wouldn’t buy for themselves
it is developing around the world

but it is still early days
Quality always goes up
Costs can go up, down or stay
the same
Demand increases
Citizenship can increase a lot
It is not about increasing
choice
It is not about markets and
consumerism
It is about life, community and
citizenship
1. Rights - Is my budget really mine - an entitlement?
2. Control - Is control as close to me as possible?
3. Clarity - Is...
moving from a gift to an entitlement
It can’t always be the government’s money
!
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!
!
!
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The government have to get it from us.
finding the right point of control
Individual Service Fund (ISF)
Knowing upfront
real wealth
flexibility is the key to value
making it easy to use
INFO

Give useful information

Connect to another individual or family

£

Refer to community organi...
dynamic implementation
5. New opportunities emerge
• No

longer just about supported employment competing
with day services

• People

can be emp...
Wards
Average Population

40

%

1,700

Over 65

376

22.1%

15 and under

308

18.1%

People seriously misusing drugs or ...
moving resources into community
6. Policy madness
•

Wicked and unjust cuts

•

Crazy systems that don’t work

•

Intentional scapegoating
•

A Work Programme - that doesn’t get people work

•

Employment and Support Allowance for people who are not in
employme...
7. Going forward
•

Time to think differently

•

Time to challenge incoherent policies

•

Time to act

•

Time to collab...
This is in turn
leading to new
more radical
and political
expressions of
the need for
change.
1. Close down the DWP - Integrate tax and benefits
2. End Newspeak - The nonsense of ‘Job Seekers Allowances’ or
‘Employmen...
1.Are you thinking of citizenship as the goal?
2.Does your support encourage work?
3.Can people find employment?
4.Are you ...
One's sense of honour is the
only thing that does not grow
old, and the last pleasure,
when one is worn out by age, is
not...
For more information:
Web: www.centreforwelfarereform.org
!

Twitter: @CforWR and @simonjduffy
!

Blog: www.simonduffy.inf...
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  1. 1. living by what we get ! we make a life ! by what we give We make a Winston Churchill
  2. 2. 1. Citizenship should be our goal 2. Work is essential to citizenship 3. Employment is an important form of work 4. Self-directed support is for citizenship 5. It offers new options to enable work 6. But, we’re living in crazy times 7. We must hold our nerve and work together
  3. 3. 1. The goal is citizenship • How should we live together, given all our many differences? • How do we avoid the stigma and prejudice that threatens the lives of so many? • What kind of help should we offer one another?
  4. 4. Aristotle explains that a community is not made out of equals, but on the contrary of people who are different and unequal. The community comes into being through equalising,'isathenai.' ! [Nich. Ethics 1133 a 14] Hannah Arendt
  5. 5. • The name for a community of equals - people who accept and welcome their differences - is a community of citizens. • A citizen is someone who is different and equal uniquely themselves, and also one of us - treated with respect ‘as an equal’. • It’s got nothing to do with passport-citizenship - it’s how we stop people from becoming outcasts.
  6. 6. • For people with disabilities our dark inheritance is not citizenship nor community inclusion. • Our inheritance is eugenics, Nazi mass murder, sterilisation, institutions, segregated services, stigma and shame. • We are not standing on the shoulders of giants.
  7. 7. Sir Francis Galton: Eugenics = race improvement A cousin of Darwin, Galton was treated as one of the great minds of his time.
  8. 8. Not only did most of the men and women involved in committing the euthanasia murders escape justice, but the atrocities committed against disabled people in Germany, Austria, Poland, the former Soviet Union, and other regions during the Nazi era have gone largely unrecognised and uncompensated. Because of the neglect by historians, as well as the political powerlessness and economic deprivation of people with disabilities, no memorial centre or museum specifically for survivors with disabilities exists anywhere in the world today. Suzanne Evans
  9. 9. We only have only just begun to learn how to undo the damage done by decades of harmful scapegoating. We need a sense of humility and the ability to work together and learn from each other if we are going to build a better world.
  10. 10. This shows spending in one part of England after the institutions were closed:
  11. 11. • The journey away from the institution has been long and closing down long-stay hospitals was only a beginning. • We have had to develop a range of different innovations and theories in order to help guide us away from our dark past. • We have still got a long way to go.
  12. 12. Citizenship is very practical. We can use the idea of citizenship to think about how to help someone.
  13. 13. If we are not supporting people to be citizens what are we actually trying to do? –Johnny Appleseed
  14. 14. 2. Work is essential to citizenship • Work of love - bringing up our children • Work of community - building a better world • Work of service - helping others for free • Work of employment - helping others for reward We must respect all work
  15. 15. Work builds citizenship 1. We can express our gifts we can grow as a person 2. We can exercise some control 3. We can earn some money 4. We can strengthen our home life 5. We can offer others the chance to help 6. We can make a difference - get stuck in 7. We can find new friends
  16. 16. There are eight degrees of charity, one higher than the other. The highest degree, exceeded by none, is that of the person who assists a poor Jew by providing him with a gift or loan or by accepting him into a business partnership or by helping him find employment - in a word, by putting him where he can dispense with other people's aid. With reference to such aid, it is said, “You shall strengthen him, be he a stranger or a settler, he shall live with you” [Lev. 25:35], which means strengthen him in such manner that his falling into want is prevented. Maimonides
  17. 17. 3. Employment is part of work • Employment is the when we work for another person or for an organisation • But there’s also self-employment • Social enterprise! • Micro-employment and other options • Can offer an important degree of economic independence
  18. 18. Employment is good especially when: 1. It fits who we are 2. It allows some freedom 3. It provides a good income 4. It fits with our home life 5. It is supportive 6. If it is fruitful and adds real value 7. It helps us form friendships Obviously quality employment matters.
  19. 19. The lame rides a horse! the maimed drives the herd! the deaf is brave in battle.! A man is better! blind than buried.! A dead man is deft at nothing. Havamal (The Sayings of the Vikings)
  20. 20. 4. Self-directed support was developed to enable citizenship • There are many different systems • The quality of implementation varies enormously • We know something about what better systems • Scotland is exploring these options today
  21. 21. Spending people’s money, on things ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! people wouldn’t buy for themselves
  22. 22. it is developing around the world but it is still early days
  23. 23. Quality always goes up Costs can go up, down or stay the same Demand increases Citizenship can increase a lot
  24. 24. It is not about increasing choice It is not about markets and consumerism It is about life, community and citizenship
  25. 25. 1. Rights - Is my budget really mine - an entitlement? 2. Control - Is control as close to me as possible? 3. Clarity - Is it clear what I have? 4. Flexible - Can I use my budget as I think best? 5. Ease of use - Can I limit the bureaucracy? 6. Pro-community - Are we strengthening community? 7. Sustainable - Is the system affordable & innovative?
  26. 26. moving from a gift to an entitlement
  27. 27. It can’t always be the government’s money ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! The government have to get it from us.
  28. 28. finding the right point of control
  29. 29. Individual Service Fund (ISF)
  30. 30. Knowing upfront
  31. 31. real wealth
  32. 32. flexibility is the key to value
  33. 33. making it easy to use INFO Give useful information Connect to another individual or family £ Refer to community organisations Recommend appropriate providers
  34. 34. dynamic implementation
  35. 35. 5. New opportunities emerge • No longer just about supported employment competing with day services • People can be employers, employees, micro-businesses, social entrepreneurs, family businesses • People can start from their networks, family, friends, peers, e.g. PFG • Employers can engage directly, e.g. Project Search • Schools can get real about employment, e.g. Personalised Transition • Local communities can take back control from the system
  36. 36. Wards Average Population 40 % 1,700 Over 65 376 22.1% 15 and under 308 18.1% People seriously misusing drugs or alcohol 14 0.8% People with limiting long-term illness 383 22.5% 7 0.4% 1,365 80.3% People in poor health 181 10.6% Deaths in a year 20 1.2% Crimes 88 5.2% ‘Looked After Children’ 2 0.1% People entitled to social care 78 4.6% Working age people on benefits 177 10.4% Children SEN statements People in homes in private ownership (incl. rental)
  37. 37. moving resources into community
  38. 38. 6. Policy madness • Wicked and unjust cuts • Crazy systems that don’t work • Intentional scapegoating
  39. 39. • A Work Programme - that doesn’t get people work • Employment and Support Allowance for people who are not in employment • Job Seekers Allowance for the poorest • Universal Credit system which they don’t have the computers for • Atos instead of disabled people and family doctors • Work Related Activities Group (?) split from the Support Group (?) • Workfare - forced labour - which is bad for the labour market • Negative incentives - conditionality and punishment - sanctions for the poorest in society • UK is the 3rd most unequal developed society • UK is the 2nd most centralised welfare state (after new Zealand)
  40. 40. 7. Going forward • Time to think differently • Time to challenge incoherent policies • Time to act • Time to collaborate
  41. 41. This is in turn leading to new more radical and political expressions of the need for change.
  42. 42. 1. Close down the DWP - Integrate tax and benefits 2. End Newspeak - The nonsense of ‘Job Seekers Allowances’ or ‘Employment and Support Allowances’ etc. 3. Focus on Basic Income - In the long-run it is the basic income level that is the most important foundation of any decent system. 4. Justifiable Supplements - There may be an argument for supplementing a basic income if people are always likely to be disadvantaged by disability. 5. Welcome innovation - We already know a lot about what really helps, not the Work Programme but… 6. Support the Local - We keep asking central government to solve problems that can only be tackled at the local level.
  43. 43. 1.Are you thinking of citizenship as the goal? 2.Does your support encourage work? 3.Can people find employment? 4.Are you offering self-directed support? 5.Have you explored all your options? 6.Are you awake to the crazy times? 7.What are you going to do?
  44. 44. One's sense of honour is the only thing that does not grow old, and the last pleasure, when one is worn out by age, is not, as the poet said, making money, but having the respect of one's fellow men. Pericles
  45. 45. For more information: Web: www.centreforwelfarereform.org ! Twitter: @CforWR and @simonjduffy ! Blog: www.simonduffy.info ! Facebook: centreforwelfarereform ! Campaign: www.campaignforafairsociety.org ! Petition: WOWpetition.com Presentation by Dr Simon Duffy for Values Into Action Scotland and In Control Scotland on 4th November 2013 in Glasgow. © Simon Duffy. Rights Reserved. Full copyright details at www.centreforwelfarereform.org

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