16 May 2010

Why it’s time to put the social back into services

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Hilary Cottam
Is there an alternative to the seemingly inevitable cuts to public services? Hilary Cottam of Participle poses the question.

“The scale of the challenge to our public services is clear. The mainstream debate is all about cuts – how fast and how deep. At Participle, however, we are asking if there might not be another way. Our work is showing that it is possible to both increase social impact and reduce spending levels, by developing services that place relationships and participation at the centre.”

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