The Welfare State Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It.
A social entrepreneur in Britain shows the way.
The old welfare programs were designed for people enmeshed in communities but who had suffered a setback. Today many people lack that web of thick relationship. The welfare state of the future has to build the social structures that people need to thrive.
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"[welfare reform] is usually just re-arranging the economic incentives for individual poor people. This kind of reform is building the social structures people actually need to thrive."
Richard V. Reeves
"The welfare state of the future has to build the social structures that people need to thrive. This is one way government can build community."
In her "mind-shifting" book, “Radical Help,” the British social entrepreneur
builds new welfare programs, writes
. Her programs ask: What sort of trajectory would you like to be on?
Read this interesting article on the groundbreaking work of
and the radical welfare revolution that we need
Some #social service agencies in the U.S. are following the lead of these UK #changemakers to become more client focused and less bureaucratic. My colleagues
use a tool called Learn, Innovate, Improve to help.
Interesting to read
on new social-service programs in the UK that "start by shifting power to the former “recipients” of services. The programs ask, What sort of trajectory would you like to be on?" #livedexperience #feedback
Jim van Os
Lees dit en je begrijpt waarom de zorg steeds meer vast dreigt te lopen in moderne bureaucratieen. The Welfare State Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It.
Mabel van Oranje