Resolution no. 1: supporting equality in football

This blog is part of my New Year’s Resolution series. More to come… Trigger Warning: Discussion of misogyny, rape and racism. As a football supporter, this year has been an interesting and difficult one for me. In the first of my ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ I talk about losing faith with the teams I followed, and finding it …

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New Years Resolutions

It’s coming up to that time of year where, once all the deadlines are hit and the Christmas parties are through, we think about what’s passed and what’s to come. Next year is going to be an exciting year for me, as I will be looking for new challenges in new places. So I thought … Continue reading New Years Resolutions

Who really makes decisions about local health funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector?

Local Democracy and Health A summary of the governments policy on health and social care is a bit like this: focus more on preventionsupport people to live longer in their homes through better integration …..and the solution is to take money out of acute care and invest it in communities This should represent a real … Continue reading Who really makes decisions about local health funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector?

Business and the Voluntary Sector: Giving time, giving money, giving enough?

My last blog was about the relationship between the voluntary sector and local government, and how that relationship is changing. This one is about a different kind of relationship; between the voluntary and the private sector. Recent development funds for local infrastructure organisations (LIOs) have included significant drivers encouraging voluntary organisations to work more closely … Continue reading Business and the Voluntary Sector: Giving time, giving money, giving enough?

The Local Authority: That’s all folks? A call for evidence

This is one of the most common messages I hear when I’m out and about from local infrastructure organisations (LIOs), such as Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS):  We’ve lost funding from the local authority already. We’re expecting to lose a lot more.  Here’s why: This is the so-called local government Graph of Doom (a term … Continue reading The Local Authority: That’s all folks? A call for evidence