Can A Big Society, Be a Fair Society….

…well over the next 12 months that is the question that IPPR North will be discussing with the sector.

The Policy and Representation Partnership have chosen the 6 policy topics which will be examined and researched in year 2 of the project (From 1st July 2010). One of the hot topics which has been chosen is ‘Big Society’, IPPR North, will work with the sector to develop a North East third sector response to ’Big Society’ to try and influence the way local authorities implement this agenda.

The Other topics chosen are:

  • Influencing Policy for Children and Families of (ex) Offenders in the North East – led by NEPACS
  • Making ‘User-led’ Decision-making a Reality for People with Learning Disabilities Now and in the Future – led by Skills for People
  • Enhancing the Role of the Third Sector in reducing Health Inequalities in the North East – led by VONNE
  • Assessing the policy framework of local government on child and women’s poverty among BME communities in the North East – led by BECON
  • BME VCS Public Service Delivery – led by BECON


Further information about the work of each of these policy topics will be updated regularly at

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