The relationship between local government and voluntary organisations

Joy MacKeith
1st Apr 1996

The relationship between local authorities and local voluntary organisations is often characterised by tensions.

The NHS and Community Care Act requires closer working between the voluntary and statutory sectors and has increased pressures. This study by Compass Partnership pinpoints the key issues in the relationship and identifies good practice in addressing them. The study found that local authorities that had been effective in managing their relationship with the voluntary sector demonstrated the following characteristics.

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