So equality isn’t just a wonder word – it has a legal meaning that the courts are willing to uphold. NCIA member Kevin Blowe reports on a court win for Roma Support Group that has made London Councils re-run the process for deciding about funding cuts because they didn’t do equality impact assessments. Read more … Continue reading
Government has no business running civil society. And voluntary agencies have no business running public services. NCIA’s Peter Bird talks with trade unionists
Cameron’s ‘big society’ is a front for cuts, privatisation, the exploitation of labour and good will, and undermining trade unions. Peter explains….. The other morning I heard the Chief Executive of a … Continue reading
Sean Creighton lists the questions to ask local politicians on their apparent interest in community action, and highlights the gap between rhetoric and practice.
“A key element in the Party political battle leading up to May’s local and national elections was over developing a new role for community and voluntary organisations in running services and … Continue reading
Ideas from some local voluntary groups to balance certainty with uncertainty so you might survive the impact of external economic and political factors and your ability to respond to community needs.
What’s most important to do?
- as far as practical, plan for the different possible scenarios and their consequences
- within a clear view of what