Sharing Action

Articles and resources

Here we will share all the useful articles and other resources with you that we think are supporting our commitment to action. Please feel free to download, share, and use them for your own action.

  • Individual Service Design An Ordinary Life. The Way Forward

    A paper, from Sally Warren and Jo Giles setting out the background to the ‘Ensuring an Ordinary Life for All’ Network. The progress to date and the way forward.

    An Ordinary Life The way forward 20th Nov

  • Person Centred Risk Assessment

    This process is designed to be used as a complementary element to Essential Lifestyle Planning and to Individual Service Design. Each concern/risk/issue should be dealt with separately. It is not a quick process, nor a paper based form filling exercise. It is designed to be used as a group process and it should be a dynamic problem solving and consensus building process. This risk management procedure is not a process which leads to a quantitative/quasi quantitative score. It is a qualitative process, designed to fully explore the risk, problem solve around it and come up with strategies which balance safety within the context of the person’s happiness. It aims to help all those concerned with the individual to help to understand where their own and others responsibilities lie.

  • bringing us together Some thoughts from the Creating Positive Cultures Project
  • Community Living Magazine

    Community living magazine – campaigning for equal citizenship and inclusion of people with learning disabilities.

    Special offer of the current issue extra and free digital access to all articles with any new subscription.

    See attached flyer for the code & email to get an extra copy : Community Living flyer special offer

  • Should social care staff be Facebook friends with the people they support?

    As the authors say ‘In this brief exploration, we have found no convincing reason for an outright ban preventing staff from becoming Facebook friends with people they support. Rather, a thoughtful approach is needed that will navigate the risks while achieving the promise of digital inclusion for people who need support. Staff will sometimes wish to model the safe route to Facebook success, share their common humanity and offer deeply excluded people a chance to leave behind the paternalism of the past and responsibly engage in the information age.’

    Should social care staff be Facebook friends with the people they support

  • Surviving Cogworld?

    Thanks to the Centre for Welfare Reform for ( for sharing this paper from John O’Brien. John highlights the interlocking trends in managing our system of assistance for people with developmental disabilities that worry me deeply.

    Surviving-Cogworld copy

  • LB Bill Workshop January 14th in Wandsworth

    In partnership with Generate and Brandon Trust, Jackie Downer and Sally Warren from Paradigm are hosting a LB Bill (Disabled People Community Inclusion Bill) consultation workshop on 14th January 2015.

    PLEASE let people know about it and come along if you can! The more voices, the more ideas……the more of us working for real change the better!

    See details here: L B BIll workshop at The Bridge

  • Inclusive Leadership (Nan Carle)

    By way of introducing you (if you don’t already know her) to Nan Carle and her passion for inclusive leadership we are sharing some of her experiences and thoughts, which have shaped her approach to leadership.

    It is this approach and Nan’s skills in leadership development that we are able to share with you, the participants, in the Inclusive Leadership Laboratory. This comprehensive online and in person exploration will support your own inclusive leadership during the tough times we are having in the UK.

    Inclusive Leadership Nan Carle

  • Creating Supportive Cultures Final
  • Understanding Personal Budgets The Trouble with Person Centred Planning (John O’Brien, Dec 2014)

    Person-centered planning is often useful and sometimes powerful. When it is powerful, a changing sense of what is possible and worthy of effort generates new opportunities and innovative forms of support. Expectations shift in a deep way, direction grows more clear and compelling, and shared engagement in opening new paths grows stronger.”

    The trouble with person-centered planning lies in what makes it powerful. Skill in the practices that define an approach to planning matters, but does not assure real change……Click below to read more


    Trouble with Person Centered Planning

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