EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP Discussion Group
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>QUANGOS (Public Bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction: abolish or move into governme...
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Introduce the Public Bodies Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and Review system for...
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Efficiency in Government Operations: </li></ul><ul><li>Key contracts will be reneg...
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Big Society: </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to run a charity: </li></ul><ul><li>- reduce...
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>-incentivise more social investment and philanthropy </li></ul><ul><li>-reduce bur...
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>-easier for organisations to work with state </li></ul><ul><li>-public sector work...
Cuts v Vol Sec Empowerment <ul><li>£1.66billion cut in LA grants announced </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds £7.4m  </li></ul><ul><l...
Cuts v Vol Sec Empowerment <ul><li>LA already cutting grant and other support to voluntary/community organisations as part...
QUESTIONS/DISCUSSION <ul><li>Will the ‘Big Society’ support community empowerment? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the positive...
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Empowerment through partnership clps summer school nk

  1. 1. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP Discussion Group
  2. 2. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>QUANGOS (Public Bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction: abolish or move into government </li></ul><ul><li>departments all that do not meet ‘tests’ for: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Impartiality </li></ul>
  3. 3. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Introduce the Public Bodies Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and Review system for PB’s </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back into department/abolish relevant PB’s </li></ul>
  4. 4. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Efficiency in Government Operations: </li></ul><ul><li>Key contracts will be renegotiated </li></ul><ul><li>Spending review to reduce costs of services </li></ul>
  5. 5. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Big Society: </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to run a charity: </li></ul><ul><li>- reduce burdens on small civil society organisations </li></ul><ul><li>-investigate burdens (how to reduce) </li></ul><ul><li>-consult on improving effectiveness off infrastructure to support front-line organisations </li></ul><ul><li>-use funds from ‘dormant bank accounts’ (Big Society Bank) </li></ul>
  6. 6. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>-incentivise more social investment and philanthropy </li></ul><ul><li>-reduce bureaucracy and increase trust in public commissioning process </li></ul><ul><li>-create more level playing field for vol. sec. </li></ul><ul><li>-transparency/consultation/accountability between vol. sec. and state </li></ul>
  7. 7. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>-easier for organisations to work with state </li></ul><ul><li>-public sector workers right to form employee-owned co-operatives </li></ul><ul><li>-(explore) volunteering as an element of staff appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>-remove barriers to social action and volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>-national day to celebrate social action </li></ul><ul><li>-train community organisers </li></ul><ul><li>-support creation of neighbourhood groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cuts v Vol Sec Empowerment <ul><li>£1.66billion cut in LA grants announced </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds £7.4m </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham £12.6m </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool £9.3m </li></ul><ul><li>Kent £8.8m </li></ul><ul><li>Lancashire £7.9m </li></ul><ul><li>Bradford £7.3m </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester £7.2m </li></ul><ul><li>Durham £6.4m. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cuts v Vol Sec Empowerment <ul><li>LA already cutting grant and other support to voluntary/community organisations as part of cost cutting and efficiency savings </li></ul><ul><li>Major spending cuts are already set to affect the most vulnerable – e.g. Travellers, Young People, Isolated/Rural communities </li></ul>
  10. 10. QUESTIONS/DISCUSSION <ul><li>Will the ‘Big Society’ support community empowerment? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the positives? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the negatives? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we engage and support community empowerment? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of good practice? </li></ul>

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