This updated discussion paper explains what social action is and how it plays an important role in helping to respond to long-standing challenges.
It sets out how encouraging and enabling social action is part of the government’s vision for a ‘bigger, stronger society’. It provides an update on government programmes to develop its reach and impact.
It sets out how social action:
- increases the resources available to achieve social goals
- gives public services access to new expertise and knowledge
- enables broader and better targeted support
- empowers local groups, enabling local solutions and building resilient communities
- creates new models for how society can respond to challenges
- helps reduce demands on public services