I wrote last week about the nine things I’d noticed at the start of this crisis, but I’ve carried on watching. And I’ve since observed That emotions really are the blind spot in public policy and in the way in which we talk about things. In all the words that have been expended so far […]
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We’ve known that a global pandemic would come for decades, and it’s been modelled and planned for time after time. But when it comes it’s a massive and terrifying shock, and the implications will be felt for decades to come. Just now we’re wrestling with the health and economic impacts and learning things we didn’t […]
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From a keynote address at the Annual Conference of Learning Disability England,13/2/2020 Manchester. The Civil Society Futures Inquiry was a listening exercise. It was a hugely ambitious exercise to find out what people within civil society were worried about, and what their hopes and fears were for the future. In shaping the inquiry we […]
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Part 2 How many Ss spell governance? This model is designed to help boards decide which mode they are in. Many of the best boards signal which mode is required for which subject. Good boards are able to readily identify the right mode. And outstanding boards can move with confidence, and clarity between the modes. […]
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The end of a decade is always a time to take stock, but in the UK just now it represents so much more. A General Election outcome, more dramatic than most had predicted, has created some certainty about the way ahead, and for civil society some greater certainty about what we need to do next. […]
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