Simon Duffy Biography

Dr Simon Duffy is Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform and Project Director of the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project. Simon is Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform. In 2008 he was awarded the RSA’s Prince Albert Medal for his work on personalisation and the 2011 Social Policy Association’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Policy.

The Centre cumulative impact assessment has twice been cited in debates within the House of Commons. The Centre for Rethinking Care project may have been influential in framing the current parliamentary Inquiry into adult social care. The Centre has provided advice to Governments in Finland, New Zealand, and Australia. The Centre played a critical role in the development of Learning Disability England and the Campaign for a Fair Society

The Centre’s work on local area coordination, peer support, women centred work and personalised support is widely cited, nationally and internationally.

The Centre’s work has been funded by charities, the NHS and local authorities.

Simon blogs here and is on Twitter @simonjduffy