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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2002): Community Regeneration and Development - UK

LEADING QUESTION

M. Hunter

Community Care, Sept. 5th-11th 2002, p. 32-33

Many so-called leaders of ethnic minority communities are unrepresentative and lack leadership skills. Article focuses on a number of initiatives aimed at developing the future leaders of black and minority ethnic communities.

WARNING TO COMMUNITY GROUPS IN CHARGE OF FUNDS TO COMBAT POVERTY

J. Guthrie

Financial Times, Sept. 13th 2002, p. 3

The Social Exclusion minister Barbara Roche has warned community groups in charge of projects funded under the New Deal for Communities that they must produce results, or face challenges. The groups replied that slow spending by many projects was due to government red tape.

THE WORLD OF THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

J.L. Thompson

International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 15, 2002, p. 412-431

From a UK perspective, paper aims to draft a new map for understanding the complexity and diversity of social entrepreneurship and the voluntary sector. At the same time it comments on the nature and effectiveness of the support that is available to those involved in this field. Concludes that growth in social entrepreneurship needs to be encouraged as the state welfare system becomes more stretched and less able to meet our needs.

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