Topic: Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement

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Sun, sea, sand and local government

5 Jul 2019

This sun was blazing, the sand was golden and the sea was blue in beautiful Bournemouth for this year’s LGA conference. But there was a clear divide between busy, lanyarded, suited and booted conference delegates and happy holiday makers. There was a mood of urgency and a clear sense that local government is on the […]




Making a difference: Tackling isolation in Daventry

27 Feb 2019

A project or initiative doesn't have to be large-scale or headline grabbing to make a difference. In this post Emma Parry talks about Daventry District Council's Good Neighbour Schemes which aim to tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness among older people. 







Groundhog day for civil society

9 Aug 2018

With limited fanfare, DCMS today launched the government’s latest civil society strategy proudly described as the first new such strategy in 15 years. Key features include a £165 million fund to support community organisations, a new Innovation in Democracy programme to pilot participatory democracy techniques such as citizens’ juries, more emphasis on public sector mutuals, […]