Vicky Browning is chief executive of Acevo, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. She talks to New Start about how local government can unlock the potential of the third sector ——————————————- How can third sector organisations empower communities? I don’t think it’s helpful to see third sector organisations as being separate to local communities. There are over 160,000 charities, the vast majority of which are incredibly small and volunteer-led. From these, all the way up to what we consider major charities such as Age UK, the third sector is working within local communities to help meet the needs identified by individuals on the ground. In essence, charities and social enterprises are a representation of communities empowering themselves – whether it’s to run a service or campaign against an injustice.  Has the track record of third sector and community groups in delivering services made the case for more involvement … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter – NewStart