Archive for August, 2010

In the age of the Big Society, more than ever before, it’s vital that we begin to think increasingly about unlocking the potential of service users themselves (you know, the likes of you and me) to reimagine local services and help them cope with the increasing strain on their budgets. Luckily, as we reported from […]


“There is an estimated 50,000 informal carers in the United Kingdom as of last year (a study in the British Medical Journal). These informal carers are usually family members or close friends of the person being cared for. According to Cass Business School, a community based approach to caring for people can save up to […]