The Social Guarantee Discussion Papers

The Social Guarantee Discussion Papers will explore different concepts within the Social Guarantee in detail. Our aim is to stimulate discussion and debate around the aims and principles of a system designed around meeting people's needs.


A fundamental factor contributing to the inequalities in our economy is who owns what. Maeve Cohen explores what ownership models are best suited for ensuring that everyone has a meaningful say in the design and delivery of the services they depend on.


Anna Coote considers what we mean by 'universal services'. The need for life’s essentials is universal, but how such needs are met varies widely between locations, cultures and generations. This paper examines the implications for delivering the Social Guarantee.