Reformulating wolfenden? The roles and impact of local development agencies in supporting voluntary and community action in the UK

Stephen P. Osborne*

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Abstract

This paper reviews the work of Local Development Agencies (LDAs), such as Councils for Voluntary Service and Rural Community Councils in promoting and supporting voluntary and community action in local communities in the UK. Based upon the first substantive study of these bodies since the late 1970s the paper evaluates both their work and the extent of their support to local communities. It then maps this work against the roles delineated for LDAs in the Wolfenden Report, in 1978, and suggests a reformulation of their roles for the new millennium. It concludes by considering the import of these 'reformulated' LDAs for the community governance initiative of the present Labour government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-48
Number of pages26
JournalLocal Government Studies
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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