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All Remaining Unequal

27 April 2011

1NW and CLES Roundtable discussionEarly indications from the 'Equality, Big Society and Localism' research commissioned by the North West Infrastructure Partnership (NWIP) are that there are a number of areas of concern for VCS Equalities groups.

New Start magazine's headline article, drawing on the desk-based review phase of the research, explores the implications of five pillars of Government policy:

  • Big Society
  • Localism
  • Local Growth White Paper
  • Welfare Reform
  • Health Reform

The article also draws on the experiences of a number of representatives from BME VCS groups who attended a roundtable discussion facilitated by 1NW and CLES.

"Current Government policy has already had a big impact on the groups we work with. If we are going to shift from equality to 'fairness', and from formal audit of public sector bodies to a system of transparency," said Dan Silver, 1NW's Co-ordinator, "then we need to fully understand the impact and we need to give local groups the tools they need to make sure things really are fair and equal."

The research will next explore the hard evidence and begin extensive consultation with VCS groups across the North West before focussing on three case study areas.

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Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk