Big Society has failed – think tank
The Big Society project has largely failed against its own measures, according to a three-year investigation by think tank Civil Exchange.
Whose Society? The Final Big Society Audit concluded that despite some positive initiatives the Big Society project has not delivered the radical change it promised.
Some measures would also take time to yield results, the study found, but it concluded society its now more divided than at the start of the project. Among the report’s recommendations for the next government are that it be genuinely inclusive, target those most in need, and draw on the strengths of the voluntary and private sectors.
Civil Exchange director and author of the report Caroline Slocock said people may ask what happened to the Big Society, and they have a right to know.