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I have renamed my blog in anticipation of the publication of A new health and care system: escaping the invisible asylum which is published on 28 February 2018 by Policy Press and launched at Nesta in London and at a seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University’s MetroPolis think tank on 20 March 2018. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, says, “This is a profound and timely call for a different relationship between people and the services and institutions of the welfare state. It’s a radical and necessary call to arms for a more human, personal and connected society”

Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News met a Shared Lives household:

Our national Homeshare partnership with 20 Homeshare providers, Lloyds Bank Foundation,  the Big Lottery Fund, SCIE, Age UK and Foyer Federation is growing Homeshare in the UK. Our £1.75m partnership with NHS England is developing Shared Lives as a new form of healthcare with 8 local NHS trusts. The Shared Lives Incubator social investment programme developed in partnership with Social Finance and Community Catalysts is investing in Shared Lives in three areas.


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