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Here we go again ...... Big Society#2

 

shawn
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The first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years will build stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and the public sector, the Government has vowed today.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-outlines-vision-to-empower-and-invest-in-society

“Government alone cannot solve the complex challenges facing society, such as loneliness, rough sleeping, healthy ageing or online safety. Government can help to bring together the resources, policies and people who, between them, can do so,” the strategy says.

It comes out as local authorities – a key source of funding for many local charities – warn that voluntary groups will have to take on the delivery of services that councils can no longer afford because of funding cuts.

The strategy is likely to be regarded with scepticism by many in the voluntary sector who feel that while austerity has driven up demand for charity services, ministers have failed to support the sector financially and sought to silence its views.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/08/new-big-society-bid-to-boost-charities-role-in-public-services

     
Benny Fitzpatrick
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“The strategy is likely to be regarded with scepticism by many in the voluntary sector who feel that while austerity has driven up demand for charity services, ministers have failed to support the sector financially and sought to silence its views.”

‘Nuff said!

Why should the voluntary/charitable sector clean up the mess which has been left by Government’s abnegation of its responsibilities? Particularly in view of the swingeing cuts and gagging orders.

They have “more front than ‘arrods!”

     
Paul_Treloar_AgeUK
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Here’s how well it went first time around (with an article from yours truly as well)....plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…

‘Big society’ cannot be build on the ruins of services