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Your voice and the Compact

Last week, we published information about the extent of the cuts to the voluntary and community sector. Based on the information provided by Freedom of Information requests we submitted to 351 local areas, the results provided some key intelligence about how local areas were being affected by spending cuts.

Using work shadowing to build stronger partnerships

Paul Winyard from NCVO's Public Services and Partnerships team discusses the benefits of their cross-sector work shadowing scheme - and how you could build on it locally.

The Compact: Increasing my knowledge of geography?

Geography was never my strong point at school, and my sense of direction hasn’t improved much since. The only thing that helps me is remembering the phrase ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’ so I can remember the compass points of North, East, South and West. Needless to say, when I took on the role of Engagement Officer covering the North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber, I knew it would be a challenge in more ways than one.

Will renewing your Compact be refreshing?

In my new role as Engagement Development Officer for Compact Voice I’ve been talking to different people who have either recently updated or are planning to update their local Compact.

Big Society and the Compact

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Published by Compact Voice in 2011, this briefing note provides information about the relationship between the Coalition Government's Big Society initiative and the Compact, including some key lessons that those delivering the Big Society can learn from the Compact.

Been there, busted that.

I’ve recently come across a new online support project set up by Communities and Local Government called “Barrier Busting” (alliteration is a proven effective communication technique, okay?). Set up dually to help the government with its commitment to transferring power and influence to local authorities and communities and to help individuals and groups in the community flag up barriers in a centralised space, the barrier busting team claims to want to “help you get things done for your local community”.

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