Hilary Cottam talks about her forthcoming book Radical Help: How we can Remake Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State drawing on her ideas of Relational Welfare.
She argues that our welfare state was revolutionary: it provided us with a good education, decent homes, support when out of work – it enabled us to live longer and better. The British model was emulated globally but it is no longer working. Today our welfare institutions are out of step with society.
Hilary Cottam is an internationally acclaimed innovator and social entrepreneur. Award winning work includes: new approaches to ageing; new services to support employment; health services and a prison that reduces re-offending.
Dr Hilary Cottam has advised governments, companies and third sector organisations in the UK and internationally. She was educated at Oxford, Sussex and the Open Universities. She was awarded her PhD in 1999 and she was named UK Designer of the Year in 2005. Her work has been exhibited internationally and her media appearances include the Today programme, Newsnight, CNN, Woman’s Hour and interviews and features in the press.
Dr Tania Burchardt is Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics.
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