NLGN Report Launch @ LGA conference – Unleashing the Big Society

Kindly Supported by Vertex, Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and the North West Infrastructure Partnership (NWIP)

We believe the Big Society to be an ambitious agenda designed to build a society based around social responsibility and community action. To date, high-profile commentary and analysis of the project has too often focused on the political motivations behind the agenda, without paying due attention to the practical implications and potential for local communities. Our project takes a firmly rooted view of the current debate and looks at the opportunities and obstacles that are presented by the challenge of reaching a ‘Big Society Service Settlement’.

Confirmed speakers include:

Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society
Joanna Killian, Chief Executive, Essex County Council
Sue Peters, Managing Director of Investments , The Social Investment Business