Charities are not getting enough say in local services, NPC conference hears

Power is being devolved to a local level and traditional “social contracts” are being broken up but the charity sector is not getting enough say in what replaces them, the NPC Ignite conference heard yesterday.

Neil McInroy, chief executive of the charity consultancy and think tank, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies said the sector was in the midst of finding a new road map after the “break-up of post-war social contracts”.

“We are cursed because it’s hell on earth, because there’s a lot of social pain out there and it’s hard because there is no road map to this new social contract,” he said.

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