Five Freedom Fighters

Download the Freedom-fighters-publication-2014 as a PDF.

Freedom Fighters was written by Clare Hyde, Director of The Foundation for Families, a community interest company working with and for the most disadvantaged and marginalised families in our communities.

The Foundation’s work builds on the experience Clare gained during her 14 years as CEO of WomenCentre, where she and her colleagues developed and delivered innovative services for women and children at risk. Clare was a member of Baroness Corston’s Review Team, commissioned by parliament following the deaths of several women prisoners at Styal Prison. She also played a significant role in the development of the Department of Health’s Offender Health Strategy, the Home Office Women’s Offending Reduction Plan and the Women’s Mental Health Strategy.

Clare joined the National Institute of Mental Health for England in 2005 and led a major mental health improvement programme. Clare was awarded the MBE in 2005 for her contribution to women and children’s health and social care. Clare’s interests include her family, friends, foreign-language film, reading, writing, gardening and travel.

Download the paper as a PDF using the link below.

Freedoms Fighters Publication.pdf


  • Partners for Inclusion – Page 6
  • High costs, low expectations- Page8
  • Five freedom fighters – Page 12
  • Sam – Page 14
  • Sam – Page 14
  • Sam’s team: Amber, Gail, Ellie, Louise, Joe – Page 15
  • Adele – Page 18
  • Adele’s Family – Page 18
  • Adele’s Team: Shelly and John – Page 20
  • Bernie, Social Services – Page 21
  • Jane – Page 24
  • Jane’s dad – Page 25
  • Jane’s team – Page 26
  • Paul – Page 28
  • Jim Brady, Paul’s Service Leader – Page 31
  • Donald, Paul’s dad – Page 31
  • – Page 34
  • Kath and Mike, Roddy’s mum and dad – Page 37
  • Making it work – Page 39
  • A learning organisation – Page 40
  • Commissioning for outcomes – Page 41
  • Summary of success – Page 43