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[02] the big society bme

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    • The Big SocietyWorkshop: 18th January 2011
    • What is the “Big Society”
      An approach that seeks to give people increased power to solve problems closer to where they live.
      A cross-government policy which will impact on every department.
    • Five commitments:
      • Give communities more powers
      • Encourage people to take an active role in their communities
      • Transfer power from central to local government
      • Support co-ops, mutuals, charities and social enterprises
      • Publish government data
    • Three distinct but related strands:
      Philanthropic action: what can we do for others?
      Public sector reform: what the state can do for us
      Community empowerment: what we can do for ourselves
    • Philanthropic action:
      Incentivising more social investment and philanthropy
      Big Society Bank
    • Community Empowerment: What Communities can do to help themselves
      Every citizen belonging to a neighbourhood group
      Making it easier for communities to come together
      Presenting social action as a social norm
      Reducing bureaucratic burden on VCS
    • Community First neighbourhood grant fund in 100 most deprived areas
      Promoting social enterprises
      National Citizen Service
      Big Society Day
      Community Organisers – focus on delivering public services
    • Four vanguard pilots:
      Royal Borough of Windsor
      Sutton and Cheam
    • Localism Bill published 13th December:
      Makes the case for decentralisation
      Sets out a range of measures
      Government has expressed a wish to go beyond these initial measures in the future
    • Eric Pickles, Secretary of State:
      The Localism Bill “ lays foundations for the Big Society”
    • Localism Bill
      A focus on individuals and communities – what communities can do to help themselves:
      Community Right to Challenge
      Community Right to Buy
      Planning Reforms
    • Regional Government
      Performance Management
    • Opportunities for Community and Voluntary sector organisations:
      To influence to ensure local services reflect local needs
      To run services.
    • The Bill also presents some significant challenges for the Sector
    • Evidence of the Big Society as a cross-government initiative:
      Health White Paper
      Policing White Paper
      Welfare White Paper
    • What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats presented by the Big Society to your organisation and to Ethnic Minority groups and organisations generally?