HSMC’s Jon Glasby has recently seen his book on 'Direct payments and personal budgets: putting personalisation into practice' (co-authored with Rosemary Littlechild for The Policy Press, 2009) translated into Korean. He has since been invited to present to the 2013 International Conference of the Korean Academy of Social Welfare (KASW), the largest social welfare conference in Korea. His visit builds on strong links with Korea across the broader School of Social Policy, with a long-running Policy into Practice MA for Korean civil servants.

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While in Korea, Jon spoke about challenges and opportunities in English social care, with scope to compare and contrast experiences with speakers from the OECD, the US, Japan, China and Germany. He also met with the Chief Executives of disability organisations such as the Korean Disabled People’s International, the Korean Disabled People’s Development Institute, the Korean Foundation for People with Disabilities, the Korea Spinal Cord Injuries Association, the Seoul Centre for Independent Living and the online disability newspaper, Ablenews.

See report about this International Conference in the Hankyoreh newspaper

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