Briefing: DCMS: Civil Society Strategy

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
September 13, 2018
Author
Chris Hayes
Issues Covered
  • Big Society
  • Commissioning local services
  • Individual voluntary contributions to society
  • Information technology to support local communities
  • Local leadership and empowerment
  • Opportunities for young people
Categories
Children's services and education, Crime, policing and community safety, Culture and sport, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Health, public health, adult social care, Housing and Planning, Local government finance, Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance, Rural issues, Sustainability and Environmental issues, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Wellbeing and Fun
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The DCMS Civil Society Strategy brings together the public sector, private businesses, charities and volunteers to tackle social problems and build a fairer society. Commitments include £165m to support community organisations, youth employment, address financial exclusion trial participatory democracy techniques, harness ‘tech for good’, and develop smarter and more flexible commissioning, social finance and public service mutuals. Local authorities are acknowledged as key agents.

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