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Social Work and Social Care Seminar: Why is Social Care failing?

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Business School, Room 0026, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Simon Duffy

Social Work and Social Care Seminar: Why is Social Care failing?

Dr Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform was the original inventor of personal budgets and has worked closely with disabled people and families as a service provider, philosopher and writer.

In this talk he will explain why he thinks the whole social care system is failing. He will argue that the problem is not just about money - the sector's problems are also political and conceptual.

Biography of Dr Simon Duffy

Simon is the founder and Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform. He speaks regularly on television and radio about the welfare state and social policy. He is best known for inventing personal budgets and for designing systems of self-directed support. He works as a consultant and researcher with local social innovators and national governments.

Simon began work in the NHS and then went to work with Choice Support, where he led innovative work in social care on individualised funding and brokerage. From 1999 he began to develop self-directed support, as a system to reform the organisation of social care. He began work with North Lanarkshire Council and in 2003 he led the development of individual budgets and self-directed support in England as CEO of In Control. This work led to significant changes in social policy in England and Scotland, and in 2008 he was awarded RSA's Prince Albert Medal, and in 2011 the SPA Award for outstanding contribution to social policy.

Simon has a doctorate in moral philosophy and has written extensively on moral, political and social issues. For a more detailed review of his biography, please visit www.centreforwelfarereform.org

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova, FHSCE Events
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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