Financial Times, Oct. 23rd 2001, p. 6
David Blunkett has admitted, that, due to the recent downturn in the world economy, public spending may have to be cut from 2004 onwards.
(See also Daily Telegraph, Oct. 23rd 2001, p. 17; Independent, Oct. 23rd 2001, p. 10; Times Oct. 23rd 2001, p. 15)
Guardian, Oct. 22nd 2001, p. 13
The Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations has warned the government that it must provide more funding and support if it wants the voluntary sector to deliver public services.
Third Sector, no. 217, 2001, p. 8
Describes the spread of local Compacts between council and voluntary sector organisations, with some discussion of the problems involved at ground level.
Social Politics, vol. 8, 2001, p. 152-169
There is a rapid movement in the Western world towards families in which both parents work full time. Article discusses the social policy implications of this change for the United Kingdom.
Community Care, Nov. 1st-7th 2001, p. 40-41
Describes the Labour government's approach to combating social exclusion through prevention, improving the standards of mainstream public services, and reintegration of victims into society. Gives examples from work with rough sleepers.
N. Deakin et al
London: LSE Centre for Civil Society and National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 2001
Discusses developments in the voluntary sector over the five years since 1997, covering partnership with central and local government, relations with business, and role in the delivery of public services.
Voluntary Sector, Nov. 2001, p. 11
Charities feel they can bring "added value" to the delivery of public services but concerns about compromising their independence remain.
Third Sector, no. 219, 2001, p. 13
Discusses the potential role of voluntary sector user groups in making public services such as health more accountable to consumers.
Community Care, Oct. 25th-31st 2001, p. 30-31
Discusses how local voluntary sector organisations are redefining their roles following the convergence of health and social care and the increase in joint agency working.