Guarded welcome for plan to increase the involvement of voluntary providers

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Leonard Cheshire, highlighted in the Government¹s announced intention to enable the voluntary sector to deliver more public services, has given a guarded welcome to the proposal. The UK¹s leading voluntary provider of social care support to disabled people, said the sector already had credibility and expertise in delivering a wide range of services and was poised to deliver more. While welcoming the scheme, Leonard Cheshire stressed the importance of the voluntary sector maintaining independence from government so it could continue to find new ways to respond to social needs, and campaign freely. Judith Barnard, director of communications at Leonard Cheshire said the Government¹s initiative had the capacity to capture the energy and innovation of the voluntary sector and use it to dramatically improve public services. “The sector has had to shoulder all the risk of new service development in the past so with this scheme we look forward to real partnership with the public sector so that risks are properly s

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