This session will bring together small groups of people from different backgrounds to talk and think through the question of what good social care looks like in the future.
Disabled bloggers describe society as ‘not yet disabled’ a reminder that the social care conversation isn’t about other people- it is about all of us. People who use social care at the moment are clear our current service offers will not meet the needs and preferences of future generations. And the pressure in social care to deliver ‘more of the same for less of the money’ has gone as far as it can without compromising quality.
The question in social care is no longer ‘how much can we get for the budget we have’. The discussion has moved to what we should be doing to make best use of our resources to create social care that supports people to live good lives- both now and in the future.
Lead contributors: The Institute for Research and Innovation in the Social Services (IRISS), Collaborate CIC, The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) and School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art
About the Unusual Suspects Festival: After the success of last year's Festival in London, we are hosting the Unusual Suspects Festival again this year in Glasgow in October-featuring three days of ideas, solutions and debate all exploring what happens when social innovation meets collaboration and how together we can meet some of society's most pressing challenges. The Fesival brings together the 'unusual suspects' from across Scotland and the world- from youth clubs to ex-footballers to think tanks and governments- all to explore how we can work together in new and different ways to create real social change.
To see and sign up to all of the Festival events- please go to www.theunusualsuspectsfestival.com
When & Where
Social Innovation Exchange
Social Innovation Exchange (www.socialinnovationexchange.org)
SIX is now the world’s primary network for social innovation. We connect social innovators in order to create and spread new ideas and solutions about how society can be strengthened and improved. We work with cities, national governments, and international bodies such as the European Commission to improve the methods with which our society find better solutions to challenges. We foster genuine, active connections between people building innovative solutions, from the grassroots to the policymaking level. By promoting learning across sectors, fields and country and by communicating and disseminating ideas bout social innovation, SIX builds the capacity of its members and enables them to work together to develop resources for social innovators around the world.