Article by Simon Pickthall on the Bevan Foundation blog.
“Creating a system that helps citizens articulate what a good life looks like to them, and co-producing methods to help them achieve their good life, removes the power imbalance between citizen and state. In addition, it saves money.
Rationing through menu-driven standardisation drives up costs, and prevents committed individuals working in these systems supporting citizens to achieve innovative, and cheaper, solutions.
This can only be done by intervening in these systems directly – we must start by understanding why the system prevents us helping citizens achieve what matters to them. From this, we can redesign the system along different principles.”