Third Sector magazine reports on the progress of the Community Organisers training programme which the government set up in England. The Cabinet Office plan is to train 500 full-time and 4,500 part-time voluntary community organisers and have them working in … Continue reading
This paper from the Third Sector Research assesses the changing fortunes of the Big Society as a narrative, and explores how it has been received in third sector circles. Drawing on data from a qualitative longitudinal study of third sector … Continue reading
One of the first cohort to go through the training and development programme for community organisers, established as part of the ‘Big Society’ policy (remember that?), blogs about what this involved.
GoWell 6th Annual Event, held on 15 March, including presentations on mixed tenure and on the lived realities of regeneration SURF Annual Conference, held on 29 May Scotttish Policy Innovation Forum: seminar “The New English Localism: How real and how … Continue reading
Big Society Capital has been launched. The funds are aimed at financial intermediary organisations aimed at tackling major social problems. The main fund is for England, drawn fromdormant bank accounts (which are used differently in Scotland). The fund has agreed … Continue reading
Lessons from Scotland’s Community Housing Sector Research funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland suggests community-controlled housing associations, led by local people, hold the key to successful community regeneration in Scotland’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.