Click here to skip to content

Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2002): Community Regeneration amd Development - UK

FLAGSHIP ENTERPRISE

R Crowe

Guardian Society, Mar. 13th 2002, p. 10-11

Article looks at how profits fuel social provision. New hybrid organisations with a business approach to selling services are being championed by the government. Two of the best known examples are Aspire, a network of door-to-door sales operations providing work for the homeless, and the Furniture Resource Centre in Liverpool. Neither relies on traditional grants or fundraising but follows a "third way" between the public, private and voluntary sectors.

RELIGION AND THE RISE OF SOCIAL CAPITALISM: THE FAITH COMMUNITIES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN REGENERATION IN ENGLAND

G. Smith

Community Development Journal, vol. 37, 2002, p. 167-177

Presents the results of a Shaftsbury Society Survey of the involvement of faith groups in community development in England. Highlights possible conflicts between the values of faith groups and those of secular community development agencies that may make partnership working difficult. Faith groups also suffer from lack of access to external funding which limits their activities. They have a distinctive preference for informal ways of working that may conflict with the managerialist approaches currently in vogue.

Search Welfare Reform on the Web