E-pamphlet to stimulate debate within the voluntary and community sector about the Big Society and its potential for delivering greater social justice and reducing poverty.
It is made up of six contributions which emerged from a roundtable discussion with some 16 organisations, organised by NPI in November 2011, with various community groups and grantmaking charities.
Short report on the impact of the incapacity benefit (IB)/ESA migration on Scotland's people, communities and services.
First report of the Early Action Task Force.
Report that discusses white working-class perspectives on community cohesion and the impact of social change.
Resource pack developed for the many different professionals and practitioners in the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and community sectors who lead and provide preparation for parenthood programmes and activities in their communities
This review was commissioned by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). It is intended to inform the DCSF about the nature and extent of research literature on school actions to promote community cohesion. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2008.
Document that covers four strategic themes that fundamentally shape the environment in which volunteering takes place and the willingness and ability of people to contribute.
The themes include:
• Leadership – building activity and service provision around people’s strengths
• Partnership – working together to build community capacity
• Commissioning – for better outcomes and increased social value
• Volunteer support – creating good volunteering experiences that are open to all.
Report which is a collaborative project, produced by church action on Poverty, Oxfam, IPPR North and urban forum, following discussions at a working seminar on 2 March 2011.
Website which offers access to online learning resources for community groups in Fife. It is an initiative of Fife Council in partnership with the voluntary sector.