Social History Society 2019 – reflections

I wanted to pull together some thoughts about my first Social History Society conference here. Obviously this only reflects my experience – there were lots of fantastic sessions I sadly didn’t get a chance to attend. I’m also, naturally, going to focus on the stuff that’s of interest to me; there was lots of other …

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The Aves Report: the old debate on volunteering and public services

This month I have mostly been reading The Voluntary Worker in the Social Services, known as the Aves Report. It was named after Geraldine Aves who chaired the Committee on the nature of volunteering in this developing public sector field, set up in 1966 and reporting in 1968. If you’re an avid voluntary sector fan … Continue reading The Aves Report: the old debate on volunteering and public services