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Topic: Voluntary sector

Flagship workfare scheme is delayed again following voluntary sector opposition

2 Jun 2014: The government's community work placement workfare scheme is in trouble as hundreds of voluntary sector organisations pledge to keep volunteering voluntary
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Video: The battle over Derbyshire county council youth services

29 Apr 2012: Service users and local people fight a Derbyshire county council proposal to cut youth service budgets and outsource.
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Wandsworth residents didn’t ‘volunteer’ to run their library. They had no choice

11 Nov 2011: A radio debate showed not only why people volunteer in libraries but the problems they face and, sadly, how they are being used by politicians.
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The myth of a ‘community right to buy’

13 Oct 2011: The Localism Bill makes no mention of a ‘community right to buy’ threatened local facilities – but the right to bid is under threat
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Exclusive: More than 2,000 charities and community groups face cuts

2 Aug 2011: Exclusive False Economy research reveals how cuts are choking the Big Society one year on from its launch
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Youth services are being savaged by government cuts

14 Jul 2011: Youth centres across the UK face closure, and experienced youth workers thrown out of work
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Government scraps duty to inform, consult and involve local people

25 May 2011: Cameron's Big Society vision promised people more power over their lives and communities. But he's scrapping a law that does just that.
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