An interesting snippet on Third Sector Online today about Labour’s upcoming civil society policy review.
According to shadow civil society minister Roberta Blackman-Woods, while there might be growing anger at the way cuts are affecting the sector and impeding any meaningful implementation of Big Society plans, Labour can’t simply harp on about there being a lack of funding. “We need to talk about what kind of social finance we want to see,” she told a recent NCVO gathering.
For this reason, the next stage of Labour’s civil society review will focus on social finance and in particular on the kinds of social finance that social enterprises and mutuals need.
Labour’s civil society sub-group is led by Tessa Jowell and Roberta Blackman-Woods and apparently is keen to hear from sector organisations regarding the kind of priorities for civil society policy Labour should be adopting. This is mentioned here but there’s no indication about how one should get in touch….
If I find out more I’ll post details.