The future of society
Is our welfare state fit for purpose?
Few of us think so – but what should we do about it?
There is a bigger question that once sat at the heart of our welfare state which is how we can we flourish?
The welfare state transformed our lives: providing decent homes, universal education, a new health service and good, well-paid work. It was emulated the world over. But it was designed for a very different era, a different economy and a different set of problems.
Hilary argues that there are three reasons why our systems are no longer fit for purpose and cannot be fixed and proposes six shifts that together would bring about a radically new welfare state; approaches that take care of everyone: those who are stuck revolving in our systems and those whose role it is to take care of us – the thousands of dedicated professionals who currently cannot do good work in bad systems.