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Posts Tagged: Voluntary Sector
Danny Kruger: Charities must be allowed to carry out their work. Our most vulnerable children need them.
A survey of the 400 plus Centre for Social Justice Alliance’s charities found that members felt undermined by statutory services.
Picking up litter. Helping out neighbours. Community spirit and voluntary effort will continue long after the pandemic is over.
James Frayne: Our national political conversation is unrepresentative. Metro London is heard loud and clear. The provinces, scarcely at all.
They don’t talk about politics in daily life; don’t write to local or national newspapers; most importantly, they’re not politically active online.
Judy Terry: Suffolk has shown has small charities can make a big difference in helping the vulnerable
A Community Foundation in the county helps the old with insulation improvements and the young to turn away from knife crime.
The focus should be on greater prosperity for all – not on producing statistics to highlight ethnic differences.
The state should not try to do everything itself. Our role is to provide leadership and to unlock the power of voluntary organisations.
Each ward member is given an enabling communities budget of £7,500 per year, funded from the New Homes Bonus.
The irony of the last six weeks of social distancing and self-isolation is that the pandemic has brought us closer together in spirit.
In Derbyshire, we have learnt to have a confident approach, not one wrapped in overly cautious, bureaucratic, risk-averse practice.
Craig Dearden-Phillips and Norman Lamb: National Voluntary Service can rebuild the social settlement after Covid-19
British society has mobilised on an exceptional scale to meet the coronavirus crisis. We must forge this militia into a standing army.
John Moss: In Waltham Forest, party divisions are forgotten as councillors are pulling together to help our residents
I have been seeking support for businesses which moved into new premises and are not on the Rating List – so are not eligible for support.
If you can afford it, please let’s treat the family to a takeaway once a week. The community we thought we didn’t have, is alive and kicking.
The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.