Will the future be stronger for voluntary sector providers of adult social care if disabled people are truly at the heart of our decision-making? Why do professionals talk on behalf of their beneficiaries when people themselves and their families are capable of and willing to speak up?
We all know by now that social media’s impact on our lives can be pervasive and all-encompassing – and it’s not just our lifestyles, careers and relationships that are influenced by it.
So many organisations are seeking to make a difference to people’s lives today. But how can we involve the communities we work with in shaping the policies and systems that will change their tomorrows too?
The challenges presented by climate change may feel like a question for the future in the UK but they are far from a distant threat. The consequences of the changing climate are repeatedly being felt close to home, particularly in the form of severe floods, which have hit hard in recent years from North to South.
There is a familiar refrain that comes out of many of the meetings, conversations and workshops we have been having with people and organizations from civil society since the Inquiry began, and it goes something like this: “we are fed up with people doing research on us, taking information from us and then nothing happening”. …
No white, cisgender, middle class man just “lands” in a senior position in an organisation.
In our series of interviews with key civil society figures, we ask them about the sector they know, how it has changed and how it will. Here we talk to Simon Duffy, founder and Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform. What’s your biggest hope for civil society in the next ten years? Civil society …