“The Seven Keys to Citizenship: What It Means to the Business Community”
Dr. Simon Duffy has been working alongside people with disabilities and their families since 1990. He is based in Sheffield, England and runs the Centre for Welfare Reform—a citizen think tank that shares innovations to advance social justice. Simon is also the secretary of Citizen Network—a global cooperative working for a world where everyone matters.
Simon is a writer, speaker, and practical problem-solver. He founded Inclusion Glasgow and In Control, and led work on self-direction and citizenship for people with intellectual and development disabilities in Scotland and England. In 2008, he was awarded the Royal Society of Arts’ Prince Albert Medal for social innovation and in 2011, he received the Social Policy Association award for outstanding contribution to social policy. In 1994 and 1995, Simon was also a Harkness Fellow, based in Denver, Colorado.
Simon has a doctorate in moral philosophy and writes on the welfare state, citizenship, social justice, and inclusion. Key publications include “Unlocking the Imagination” (1996), “Keys to Citizenship” (2003), “Women at the Centre” (2011,) “A Fair Income” (2011), “Peer Power” (2012), and “The Unmaking of Man” (2013). Simon is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.