From Welfare State to Enabling Society?

The following summary is reprinted with permission of the author and the (Canadian) Institute for Research on Public Policy. The essay, “The Enabling Society” written by social policy expert Peter Hicks, can be accessed by the link at the end of the summary.  Summary:The Enabling Society Amid growing concerns over the potential impact of population … More From Welfare State to Enabling Society?

An International Evidence-based Social Service Model: Housing First (HF)

Housing First (originally Pathways to Housing as first implemented and evaluated in New York City) has become an international model for learning about evidence-based practice in social services. It has been implemented and evaluated in many countries, including USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Finland and the list continues to grow. A major HF … More An International Evidence-based Social Service Model: Housing First (HF)

Information Sharing Among Public Agencies: An Impediment to Social Policy?

The Law Commission of the UK (www.justice.gov.uk, accessed July 11,2014) has recognized that public services and public sector projects which might also involve private organizations delivering a public service or working for government, are often hampered by barriers, perceived or real, to information sharing. They have recommended a law reform project to review data sharing … More Information Sharing Among Public Agencies: An Impediment to Social Policy?