Let’s hope that the Strategy’s publication in August was simply a timing error and not a deliberate attempt to avoid the real agenda and some real action
National Citizen Service could also play key role in voter turnout.
A national skills programme has boosted the number of young people from the poorest backgrounds going to university by 50
A Shared Society Has To Offer Hope, Opportunity And Social Justice Not Fear, Inequality And Austerity
There is no value in sharing austerity, inequality and hardship. Hope, opportunity and fairness have to be core to a "Shared Society". Theresa May has to turn her rhetoric into tangible policy and funding or else it could follow the "Third Way" and "Big Society" into a pile of cynical trash. Let's see what happens.
Last week, I completed six years as a trustee and board member of navca - the National Association for Voluntary Community
Investors are increasingly asking themselves, then, an additional question. Not just the questions of risk and return; but that of risk, return and impact. As this change accelerates its potential scale can be truly transformative in terms of our ability to address some of the world's most intractable global challenges. We all need to ensure that we create the right environment for this to happen.
Do you remember the Big Society, the ambition where the state would be rolled back and every effort would be made to engage people, neighbourhoods and organisations in a way that would build social capital? The means of doing this would be co-production. But where has this intention gone?
I am slightly stunned that this council has voted this plan through but I feel this is a small example of the country's problems at large. Just as this council seek to sacrifice a genuine force for good at the alter of finance, the Prime Minister sought to cut disabilities benefits with one hand and take tax free gifts with the other...
It's an odd experience, finding yourself in the middle of a drama that's also being played out in the mainstream media. Especially when that coverage has such little connect with how it felt living it on the ground.
Can it really be just 5 years ago that David Cameron was inviting us all to "join the government of Britain"?