NewStart Magazine: The Voluntary and Community Sector must speak and act as never before in 2015

Written by:John Tizard

Communities across the country have borne the brunt of austerity and related policies. They have experienced the adverse effects of a raft of unpleasant and destructive policies and social conditions including public expenditure cuts, rising poverty and inequality (including that created by the so called ‘welfare reforms’), the inadequacy of supply of affordable homes, and much more. Some communities have felt isolated as the political rhetoric and media stories about immigration and social security claimants have been ramped up – usually ever further from evidence-based reality. Social and community cohesion has never been more important.

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