Published: 4th Mar 2011

In the run up to the election Voluntary Sector North West and third sector partners across the northwest launched the Listen, Value, Invest campaign with an aim of bringing the third sector together around a simple message and a story all the sector could tell – the big, the small, the social enterprise, the volunteer led group: all could build their own story around the need for our partners to listen, value and invest in the third sector. Powered by great stories such as that of John, an ex-drug user who started volunteering at DIAL House as part of his rehabilitation and now working as a care worker with drug and alcohol users and Michael, a homeless young man supported by Local Solutions, we are able to show the impact of third sector organisations on individuals as well as the identifiable savings they make for the state if they had … (To read the full article, subscribe below)