Cutting it: Big Society and new austerity

How is the ‘Big Society’ cutting it? The nef report analyses the opportunities and threats of the ‘Big Society’ vision, remedy and how it will effect businesses, the third sector and democracy. There are loads of challenges but nef sees the progressive potential of the ‘Big Society’ as lying in:

  • Encouraging citizens’ involvement and action
  • Recognising that everyone has assets, not just problems
  • Building and strengthening social networks
  • Using local knowledge to get better results
  • Offering ways of transforming the welfare state.

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