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It’s time to talk: Voluntary action, the state and welfare provision
The Covid-19 crisis has involved profound and acute challenges for many voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Many organisations have stepped up quickly to reorganise services and meet intensifying needs of the most vulnerable but at the same time are struggling to find the resources to keep going. What, then is the future for voluntary action across social welfare as we seek to recover from the crisis? And how can that future be informed by the present and the past?

This session will discuss this issue, drawing from the findings of a two-year research study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) which compared debates on the role and contribution of voluntary action in the 1940s and 2010s - two “Transformational Moments” in the shape and direction of social welfare services across England (https://discoursesofvoluntaryaction.wordpress.com/).

During the webinar, you’ll hear a brief summary of the research, and then from four voluntary sector leaders, looking ahead to the role of voluntary action and the state in social welfare in the 2020s.

Oct 12, 2020 04:00 PM in London

Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
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