We asked six leading experts to give their verdict on the events of 2011 in the key areas of public services, local economic development, civil society, poverty, sustainability and housing and suggest the way forward in 2012. In the fifth part of the series, Toby Blume catches his breath after a busy year of new ideas and predicts 2012 will be one of action for all those involved in civil society David Cameron sets out his Big Society vision This year has seen the continued frenetic change of 2010 and the voluntary and community sector battling to keep up and, in many instances to just stay afloat. But if 2010 was the year of ideas – when the new coalition government began to set out its Big (S……) ideas and ambitions, then 2011 was the year of instigation, with a host of initiatives, programmes and policies … (To read the full article, subscribe below)
Toby Blume is former chief executive of Urban Forum. He now divides his time between working for Lambeth Council helping to implement their Cooperative Council vision, for the Design Council as a Built Environment Expert and on setting up a new free school, the Archer Academy, in North London.
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