Designer dresses; watching the football; or pizza, potato wedges and a litre of Coke – a treat can come in many forms, but the underlying value is the same. The secret of success in a consumer society is that there’s a price and a product for whatever you can afford: a £1000 Vivienne Westwood creation [...]
The drugs don’t work. No painkiller beats dealing with the source of the pain. No opiate can deliver a high as sustainably as our own bodies can. This would be a matter for each of us to work out for ourselves, except that the full cost of drug abuse is not just paid by the [...]
Chamberlain Forum’s 2011-12 programme focuses on Community Resilience and Self-Help.
Reforms in health and social care services are needed to enable: decision making to take place at the best level – too much is too centralised and based on data extracted from an area, rather than real information about life in it public services to support and enable self-help – not enough emphasis is put [...]
Charles Handy’s explanation of Macnamara’s Fallacy comes to mind in looking at the way the government’s Community First fund, details of which have been published this week, has been allocated between neighbourhoods in England…