A 'mini-Miliband' for every town hall

The public services action plan has given birth to the idea that councillors should act as 'mini-Milibands', championing the voluntary sector at the local level.

The Local Government Association said it was looking at how members could help embed initiatives such as those included in the action plan launched last week.

"We have to get councillors being 'cabinet office' members for their wards," said LGA voluntary sector spokesman Richard Kemp.

The plan was accompanied by a pledge from the Chancellor that three-year contracts would be the sector norm from next year.

Care services minister Ivan Lewis also said the Government was considering how charities could deliver services such as audiology nationally.

- See News, pages 4 and 5.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in
RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now