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                Third Sector Review

                A London Perspective


         A report of the London consultation event

                           17th July 2006



                led by Third Sector Alliance and MiNET




Supported by:




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                    Third Sector Review
      A report of the consultation event on 17th July 2006




Contents



 1.           Executive Summary                                    3

 2.           Ministerial Speech                                   4

 3.           Questions for London                                 5

 4.           Questions put to the Minister                        6

 5.           Workshops – key points                               17


         Appendix

         1.    Delegates list




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1. Executive Summary
The Government’s recognition that the Third Sector plays a vital role in our society, from
bringing people together through voluntary action and advocacy, building social capital
and strengthening communities, to the delivery of public services, underpins this Third
Sector Review.

The Review aims to define the future role of the Third Sector in social and economic
regeneration, and offers the opportunity for local groups to influence both local and
national policy.

This London Perspective consultation event, organised by the Third Sector Alliance and
MiNet, provided an opportunity for London’s voluntary and community sector to learn
more about the Review and respond to the consultation.

The Minister for the Third Sector, Ed Miliband, spoke at the event and stated his
commitment to finding ways to co-ordinate support for the sector through the Review.
He acknowledged that the Government needs to become better at relating to and learning
from the Third Sector, and incorporate the experience, innovation, dynamism,
engagement and voice of beneficiaries that the Sector brings, both to the process of the
Review and the emerging future relationships.

Punita Goodfellow, representing the Treasury, made clear the reliance on the Third Sector
to ensure the views of smaller organisations are heard and that the Treasury is seeking
quite specific recommendations on what changes need to be made in the way contracts
and funding should be developed in the future.

Dinah Cox (CEO of Race on the Agenda and MiNet) confirmed that the Third Sector
Alliance will assist the most marginalised groups to participate in the review and urged
that environmental regeneration be included in the Review. Elizabeth Balgobin (CEO
LVSC) welcomed the Review and hoped that input from the Sector would bring about real
and lasting changes that were not at the expense of equality.

London groups discussed ways to develop partnership working, cohesive communities and
a voice for citizens, innovation and enterprise, public service delivery and sustainable
resources and their ideas are recorded in this report.

A supplementary paper on the issues raised at this event will be prepared by the Third
Sector Alliance for the HM Treasury final regional consultation event in London on
September 18th.




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1.       Background
As part of the 2006 Budget, the Chancellor announce that HM Treasury would undertake
a review into the future role of the third sector on social and economic regeneration in
England. Since the creation of the Office for the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office in May,
the review will be led by Ed Miliband, the Minister for the Third Sector, and will be a joint
Cabinet Office/HM Treasury Review, feeding into the Comprehensive Spending Review
2007 final outcomes.

Consultation with London’s Third Sector

In support of an HM Treasury final regional consultation event in London on 18th
September, this event aimed to:

        Ensure London’s Third Sector is aware of the Review and its potential impact
        Provide the opportunity for our region’s Third Sector groups to give a timely
         response to this important HM Treasury/Cabinet office consultation.

The event was organised by the Third Sector Alliance and MiNet as part of the
commitment to promote and support the effective engagement of London’s Third Sector
in regional policy development.

Introduction to the day
Dinah Cox, the Chief Executive of Race on the Agenda and MiNet, chaired the event. In
her introduction, she stated that the Third Sector Alliance networks can be used as a
channel for the views of London’s Third Sector, enabling the most marginalized groups to
participate in the review. She noted that in the past, Government has separated social
and economic regeneration, and welcomed the fact that they are now being put together,
with environmental regeneration hopefully also included.

2.       Ministerial speech
The Minister for the Third Sector, Ed Miliband, then made his speech.
He stressed that the Review:

        has ethical standards and a sense of social responsibility at its heart
        aims to be bottom up
        attempts to unite the largest social enterprises with the smallest charities to form
         the driving force of social responsibility.

He said that the Third Sector:

        will incorporate the voice of experience into the review
        and can introduce ( better than Government can) into the process
                    o innovation
                    o delivery of public services
                    o the voice of beneficiaries
                    o dynamism

He stated his commitment to finding ways to co-ordinate central and local Government to
support the work of the Third Sector.
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He said the Review has five priorities:

     1. To look at ways of exercising the voice and activism function of the Third Sector.
        Speaking up for the essentially voiceless is incredibly important.
     2. To have a role in bridging the divisions in communities, including between young
        and old, faiths and races. The Third Sector can bring people together and provide
        positive examples.
     3. The role of social enterprises is challenging the nature of private business. The
        Review will look at barriers to social enterprise.
     4. London in particular has a hugely diverse population and the Office of the Third
        Sector needs to recognise the diversity of the sector. There is a danger in the drive
        to deal with large public services through Change-Up and Capacity Builders that
        smaller groups could be left out. The Review needs to address how the smallest
        community groups can be reached and nurtured.
     5. The Government needs to be better at relating to the Third Sector. Some steps
        have been taken towards stability of funding and full cost recovery. At least there is
        a Compact, and the appointment of Compact Commissioner is expected soon.

The Minister said that reporting requirements are still very bureaucratic. A balance is
needed between accountability and activities. The review is seeking examples of
achieving this and ways in which the government can act on these.

In conclusion, the Minister said that there has been significant progress in the last ten
years, but the Government has a long way to go. The Third Sector has been given an
opportunity to input its expertise.

3.      Questions for London
The Chief Executive of the London Voluntary Service Council, Elizabeth Balgobin,
described London as diverse, vibrant, wealthy and poor. She gave statistics, which
emphasised the lower than average employment rate (69%) and the higher rate of
London children growing up in households with no one in work (27%). The Third Sector
in London is large, partly because of the needs and wealth divide. It represents 6% of
the London workforce, so a significant part of the economy.

Elizabeth said that public service contracts are not new, but they are now operating on a
larger scale, leading to the absence of smaller contracts.
Issues raised are:

    A reliance on contracts with potential loss of mixed economy?
    Loss of choice and voice if small groups go
    HMRC could see these as contracts and not grants and 17.5% VAT would be lost to the
     service delivery
    This is our money too (we are taxpayers)
    The Third Sector is not viewed the same way as private sector – we need to
     demonstrate our trustworthiness
    How do you demonstrate your track record if you haven’t had one?
    How do we avoid losing and re-doing work because Third Sector groups have been
     forced to move on to new initiatives?

Elizabeth reported on the worrying results of a recent NCVO online survey:



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        55% of respondents had not had funding negotiated and agreed for the start of the
         financial year
        41% that have had funding agreed for this financial year have not received
         payment on time
        46% have funding agreed for only one year
        47% have not had agreement for funding to be paid in advance

As an extremely relevant example of this – Elizabeth said that 3SA and MiNet had only
received the contract for their work at the beginning of July, so this event is being
organised using reserves!

It should also be recognised that those who are not present are interested in participating
but are busy delivering services locally. Those delivering the Review have promised to
visit and listen to local groups at any time convenient to them. This is a great
opportunity for smaller groups to get their views across within the familiarity of their own
setting.

Elizabeth welcomed the Review as constructive and forward thinking. This represents an
opportunity to talk together and respond to the consultation. She welcomed the
Minister’s points and hoped for input from the sector that would bring about meaningful,
real and lasting change, but not at the expense of equality.
The diversity of the sector represents the diversity of the people of London, so the
partnership will see us bringing the best of all sectors together to ensure fair and
accessible services to meet the needs.

4.       Questions put to the Minister
        Will the Review include discussions with major funders and commissioners
         as well as Local Authorities?

         Minister: Local Government is the instrument of local accountability and is an
         important backdrop to our discussion. The government has been criticised for
         controlling from the centre and a big cultural change is needed to change this. The
         lead is being shown by this Office through its work on full cost recovery, proper
         notice of funding etc. The Government is playing the role of persuader, trying to
         show that local people should determine how local needs are funded.

        Social enterprise does not represent some new magical third way. Because
         social enterprises deliver public sector and private sector goods, without
         income from the public sector they cannot be expected to compete with
         the private sector, which often undercuts other bids and focuses on cost
         cutting. Strapped-for-cash local authorities give more weight to this than
         the ‘added value’ that a social enterprise might bring if it cost more.
        A deeply ingrained officer culture in the public sector needs to change
         radically if the voluntary sector is to be properly respected and trusted and
         its true value realised.

         Minister: Groups may be funded by Local Authorities or central Government to
         engage in public service delivery, but they can still criticise Government.

        Does the Capacity Building programme end in 2008?




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        Minister: No one says that the CB programme will end in 2008. It’s that the funds
        are only allocated until then. The Review is looking at funding the CB programme
        beyond this.

       Elizabeth Balgobin (LVSC): Social enterprises like those in the housing sector have
        been around for a very long time, so The Third Sector is already being paid to
        deliver the Government’s agenda. Treasury guidelines are hampering the Capacity
        Building programme, resulting in good funding for six months followed by twelve
        months of poor funding.

       What is the Minister doing about institutional racism and the effect on the
        Third Sector?

        Punita Goodfellow (for the Treasury): Institutional racism clearly exists and the
        Review asks you for specific solutions.
        Elizabeth Balgobin: The Third Sector needs to be engaged with the new
        Commission on Equality and Human Rights and be clear on whether it is accepted
        that institutional racism exists or not.

       What sub-sectoral work is planned to ensure that marginalized groups are
        included?

        Punita Goodfellow: The Review seeks to ensure that groups such as faith and BME
        groups are properly represented and we are asking the Third Sector how to reach
        small organisations.
        Dinah Cox: A lot of work on infrastructure has been carried out by the equalities
        sub-regional group, including gaps and solutions.

       The Review doesn’t include environmental issues. How will these be
        included?

        Minister: The Third Sector has a huge role to play in tackling environmental issues.

       There is a lack of resources to enable the Third Sector to engage with
        Local Authority Agreements. Because monies are being allocated via the
        LSP / LAA some LAs have decided to end having a small grants programme
        ~ everything being commissioned instead.
       Virtually every London borough has reduced or ended the small grants
        programme. There is real concern that this has a disproportionate effect
        on the BME and refugee population.

        Minister: I share the dilemmas of the Government. Local Authority Agreements
        were introduced to address the problems of bureaucracy. This question by the
        LVSC highlights the problem of who decides how money is spent. I would be
        reluctant to invent a new funding stream, but maybe the Third Sector has a
        different view?

       What is being done about removing existing well-known barriers,
        including attitudes of Local Authorities to the Third Sector? Two recent
        reports: the National Community Forum’s Report1 and the DH’s Third


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 James Morris Removing the barriers to community participation. Neighbourhood
Renewal Unit. March 2006
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         Sector Commissioning Task Force Report 2have put forward important
         recommendations.

         Minister: This is not easy, but there is the will. I’m happy to look at these reports.

        What are your comments on the view that public service delivery amounts
         to privatisation?

         Minister: It’s important to see this as an improvement in services not about
         privatisation. The Third Sector can also help Local Authorities to deliver services
         and provide the voice function.

        There were some comments about endless consultation, requests for quite
         basic information and the use of jargon. There was a call for accessibility
         and to listen to what the taxpayer wants.

         Minister: These are challenges for us all. I have a challenge to try to understand
         the needs and interests of the sector and hear people’s voices and concerns. It’s
         also a challenge for the Third Sector to decide what are the deliverables.

        The Minister was asked whether he had a sense that the Review would
         bring about big changes or getting small bits right.

         Minister: The Government is keen for big change. Public service works if the
         individual is engaged and the Third Sector is much better at achieving this
         engagement.

         The Minister promised to listen to concerns, take them seriously and act on them.
         The Government should be judged on the results of the Review.

         In response to a question on this, the Minister also noted that the Department of
         Work and Pensions has confirmed an existing rule on volunteering that has caused
         uncertainty.

Successful outcomes for the Review

The Minister finished by outlining successful outcomes for the Review:

        Setting out the relationships
        Dealing with specific problems and putting in a framework for dealing with issues
         like stability of funding
        Thinking about positive things for the future – for example – how can we do more
         about older volunteers

He said that

        the public sector and Government are bad at learning lessons on what works
        we know there are huge numbers of problems
        we also know that there is great work being done out there


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    No excuses. Embrace partnership now. Step towards change! DH July 2006



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the Government shouldn’t re-invent the wheel but listen to what’s out there

Presentation by the Treasury

Punita Goodfellow gave a presentation on the Comprehensive Spending Review and the
role of the Third Sector in social and economic regeneration. Appendix 1
Among points she raised:

      The Third Sector is at the heart of the Government agenda
      In responding, mentioning work already done and previous consultations is helpful
      Contract and funding issues are still high on the agenda
      The Minister has a special interest in older people and mentoring
      The way forward is by building on good practice not by re-inventing
      There is already a wide range of support for the sector
      The Review is wider than focusing on TAX and VAT
      The Review takes place every ten years
      It looks at what the Government has achieved with public money on public
       services, takes stock, and makes changes and re-allocations
     The most important thing about the Review is about getting to smaller
       organisations
     Further regional events: 24th July: Social Enterprise & RDA; 4th September:
       consultation with the private sector.
     The Third Sector is being relied on to meet the very small community organisations
       and develop a framework for consultation
     Treasury and Cabinet staff working on the review are willing to attend meetings
       with such groups any time of the day
     The Third Sector must say what needs to change, specifically around funding
     The Third Sector will be asked to test out the emerging conclusions sometime
       between November 06 and January 07
     Comments/suggestions about the future role of the Third Sector can also be sent
       via the website: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/ctsfu
or by email to CTSFU@hm-treasury.x.gsi.gov.uk or directly to the Minister at
thirdsector@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Questions
      Are you looking at a planning system? Gordon Brown wants to pull in a
       system to be held at local Government level, which runs contrary to the
       Third Sector. Previously voluntary, private and public sector organisations
       have come together to reframe the agreement, and Gordon Brown’s ideas
       are in opposition to this.
       Punita: No decisions have been taken as yet. I will take this comment back.
       Centralisation is not the aim.

      What work is being done with commissioners? Large funders ask for
       outputs rather than outcomes, which can exclude some groups.
       Punita: We want to propose solutions based on what the Third Sector wants in
       terms of influencing commissioners. The Government is much more interested in
       outcomes.

      What is being done to combat institutional racism in the decision-making
       process?
       Punita: The Equalities Act and work with race and community organisations about
       processes around Local Area Agreements seem to be the way forward. Small BME

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     organisations should be able to survive and have a voice but let us know. We want
     recommendations that are specific enough for this department to deliver.

5.   Key ideas from the workshops

Cohesive communities and building a voice for citizens

     Current                         What needs to be             What are the
     problems/concerns               done/change in the           anticipated outcomes?
                                     future and by whom?
     Concern was expressed           We need to achieve           Continual, inclusive
     about representation and        broad-based and targeted     dialogue and activity
     accountability of and for       representation               driving the planning of
     diverse groups (no one                                       services
     body is able to achieve
     this).

     Lack of available resources     Ring-fenced resources for    Comprehensive and
     to support activity in a        community engagement         effective engagement on
     meaningful way                                               an equitable and fully
                                                                  representative basis

     Mapping of existing data,       Effective use of all         Review driven by
     information, consultation       existing studies, reports    informed debate and be
     reports and universal           and recommendations by       able to progress
     access is not reflected in      those participating in the
     the process                     review from the top down


     Partnership working to deliver a shared agenda


     Current                         What needs to be             What are the
     problems/concerns               done/change in the           anticipated outcomes?
                                     future and by whom?
     Lack of knowledge of            Induction on Third Sector    Better understanding of
     public sector staff on Third    for staff                    sector by key staff in
     Sector issues                   Job/swap secondment          public sector
                                     Person spec requirement      organisations
                                     that key LA/public sector
                                     staff have worked in the
                                     sector

     Not all councils have           There should be basic
     adopted the Compact.            requirements on local        Improved relationships
     Relationships with LA are       authorities about how        with Local Authorities
     different in different places   they work with the Third
                                     Sector, incorporating
                                     Compact principles

     Small groups/user led           Small (unstaffed) user-led
     groups not consulted in         organisations need to be     More effective, user-
     legislation development         involved in consultations    focused legislation and

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eg DDA                        in development of            regulation
                              legislation and regulation

Danger of small groups        Commissioning must be
and particularly BMER         transparent. A target for    Resourcing of Third
groups getting excluded in    LAAs should be increased     Sector Involvement in
LAAs and in commissioning     numbers of contracts and     LAAs
                              resources to the Third
                              Sector

Primary Care Trusts are       Lewisham PCT runs a
really bad                    small grants programme
                              through the Capital          Better understanding of
                              Community Foundation.        the Third Sector
                              This gives them a direct     Improved relationships
                              relationship and learning    with PCTs
                              from small organisations
                              and BME communities
                              PCTs need to be bound to
                              work with the Third
                              Sector in similar ways to
                              LAs or Compact principles

Not clear if Compact has      Independent examination
been effective on the         of the Compact
ground                        Has BMER Code of
                              Practice made a
                              difference?
                              If it has, should codes of
                              practice be developed for
                              other equalities groups
                              eg women, LGBT etc.?
There doesn’t seem to be
proper understanding of       Need to understand
why things like the           issues for bodies such as
Compact haven’t been          LAs as to why things like
implemented                   the Compact haven’t
                              worked. What are the
                              issues for LAs and how
                              they can be overcome

Equal partnership is a
myth. The Third Sector        Needs more regulation
doesn’t have resources and    about what local
is different                  partnership need to
                              include and resourcing of
Rapid changing agenda to      effective partnership.
keep up with                  Give stick back to
                              Government Offices!
                              But then flexibility on
                              targets being locally set
Third Sector representation
is not effective              Resources to back-fill
                              representative’s

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                                  organisations to enable
                                  them to participate in the
                                  same way that resources
                                  are needed by LA
                                  councillors to participate
                                  Training for Third Sector
                                  leadership on partnership
                                  Third Sector
                                  representatives should
                                  have access to training
                                  that other public sector
                                  partners have training in
                                  for effective
                                  representation (eg IDEA,
                                  Government Leadership
                                  schools)
    Lack of research and
    evidence about what the       VCS needs to be more
    sector does                   proactive in terms of our
                                  role / responsibilities /
    Making the business case      USPs
    for the Third Sector

    Developing good working
    relationships at a regional   London regional
    level                         Consortium has meant
                                  good working
                                  relationships with the
                                  Government Office for
                                  London and the ALG.
                                  Need to buy in good
                                  practice at the highest
    Lack of relationship          level
    between small groups and
    statutory bodies              Small grants programmes
                                  benefit in different ways.
                                  Funding relationships
                                  mean that statutory
                                  bodies have a wider
                                  relationship with the
                                  sector and learning from
                                  these groups.


Promoting innovation and enterprise

    Current                       What needs to be             What are the
    problems/concerns             done/change in the           anticipated outcomes?
                                  future and by whom?

    Not clear what was meant      A clear definition           Better understanding of
    by social `enterprise so                                   social enterprise by all
    LAs and PCTs might have                                    sectors
    different views

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There are different           A cultural shift needed by    Better knowledge of
approaches to finances. A     the Third Sector to take      different finance options
lot of Third Sector groups    these opportunities – not     (including loans)
just think of grants,         all are comfortable with
whereas loans are another     this
option
Difficult for some groups     An LA officer councillor
to take loans, particularly   (executive member) to
small organisations as this   champion the Third Sector
may affect their grants       with designated resources
                              – in the same way that Ed
                              Miliband is championing
                              the Third Sector within
                              Central Government

                              More flexible
                              commissioning to allow
                              innovation – around
                              outcomes not service
                              specification

Some client groups cannot     Start up funding to build
afford to pay for services    capacity to allow more
                              enterprise

How do you measure            Things that already work
environmental                 should not be changed
sustainability? How can       Innovation should come
this issue be spread to       from commissioners
grass roots groups?
                              User involvement should
                              be used as a measure of
                              social value

                              Partnerships between
                              environmental and other
                              groups, eg BME


Future role of the sector in shaping and delivering public
services


Current                       What needs to be              What are the
problems/concerns             done/change in the            anticipated outcomes?
                              future and by whom?
Public service delivery       The Government needs to
could decimate the Third      promote the benefits of
Sector                        diversity at a local level.
We don’t want to see it
destroyed – how will it be
protected?

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What happens to those of      Bring back the grants for
us who don’t deliver public   public services campaign
services, or are
unsuccessful?

How is the Third Sector       Performance indicators
being measured?               should suit things like
                              preventative services –
                              which are not often
                              measured and more work
                              needs to be done by TSOs
                              to measure these ‘soft’
                              outcomes [see work done
                              by Norwich-based org and
                              CES]

Focused on outputs            Must be outcome based

                              Distinctions are needed
                              between LA and Health
                              sector public services
                              And between statutory
                              and Third Sector services
                              which TSOs deliver which
                              are ‘public’ in nature

                              Distinctions also needed
                              between roles of the Third
                              Sector in influencing what
                              needs are and as
                              deliverers of those
How accountable are LAs?      services.

Who has the ‘voice’?
Representation of the Third   Ideal model =
Sector on decision-making     resourced/paid to engage
bodies – whose voices are     with policy as the ‘voice’
heard?

Creating a sustainable resource base

Current                       What needs to be             What are the
problems/concerns             done/change in the           anticipated outcomes?
                              future and by whom?
Lack of compliance: the       Compliance must be
Compact is not being          ensured
implemented on the
ground

Increase in commissioning
is seen as less of an
opportunity and more of a
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threat to most Third
Sector organisations

Voluntary models that
work are being copied by
the public and statutory
sector to exclude the
Third Sector

Public service funding
doesn’t cover all Third
Sector activities
                               Funding should be made to     Better impact
Small community groups         frontline groups.
often don’t get the benefit
of Government funding as
it doesn’t flow down to
those groups. The
assumption that they are
part of a bigger structure
is not always true

Lack of stability – if there
are no resources – cannot
plan effectively, build on
what they’ve done and
use resources effectively
                               Third Sector should be
Capacity Builders is a         trusted to ‘invest’ the
good initiative in theory –    money sensibly rather than
the funding however            be forced to ‘spend’ within
makes it less effective        unhelpful time limits
                               Capacity Builders needs to
                               be sustained in order to
                               allow infrastructure
                               organisations to support
                               small groups properly


Use of consultants: short-
term, time-limited funding
is not so good for
sustainable work with
community groups or
communities & often leads
to over-use of consultants
                               Definition of
Lack of clarity over size of   small/medium/large
organisation – what is it      organisations, and a
based on?                      strategy for all
Funding/service
users/potential/length of
service/reputation/politics/   The Government needs to
influence?                     follow through its agenda

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                                re supporting the Third
                                Sector to own its own
                                community assets Transfer
                                of assets to the Third
                                Sector such as derelict LA
                                buildings, longer leases,
                                reduced rent

                                Need to accredit what skills
Training is not always          the sector already has and
about ‘learning more’           is good at.


Will the Third Sector need
to acquire more of the
skills of the private sector:
PR/marketing/technology/
heartlessness(!)
performance related
outcomes?

Changes in the nature of
volunteering to ‘critical
friends’?

Survival is difficult
already: under-resourced,
high demand for services,
over-worked staff

Looking ten years into the
future is difficult, given
rapid changes in
technology, and without
addressing current
concerns

Medium sized
organisations may suffer
the most as smaller and
larger work in partnership
                                Give peerages to people in
Increasing individual           the Third Sector!
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NAME                  ORGANISATION                                               PRESENT
Carola Addington      Islington Voluntary Action Council
Ali Ahmed             NVSC
Mohamud Ahmed         Community Organisations Forum
Paul Anderson         Homeless Link
Hazra Atcha           Redbridge Racial Equality Council
Simin Azimi           Refugee Women's Association
Elizabeth Balgobin    LVSC
Bolaji Bank-Anthony   Black Neighbourhood Renewal & Regeneration Network
Althea Bart           Waltham Forest BME Alliance
Ann Baughen           Havco
Anne-Marie Binley     Broadway
Alison Blackwood      LVSC
Yaw Brobbey           Islington Voluntary Action Council
Tim Brogden           LVSC
Bee Burgess           Community Transport Association
Sally Carr            Consultant
Lisa Charalambous     Central London CVS Network
Dinah Cox             Race on the Agenda
Melanie Danan         Interlink
Simon Debanya         London Borough of Havering - Equalities and Diversity Team
Ross Diamond          Redbridge CVS
Lorraine Dongo        London Civic Forum
Yocheved Eiger        Bikur Cholim D’Satmar Trust
Esther Emanuel        Women’s Empowerment Network
Nihad Fathi           Waltham Forest BME Alliance
Beth Follini          Follini Fundraising
Louise Garner         LVSC
Susan George          LVSC
Punita Goodfellow     Office of Charity and Third Se ctor Finance
Sue Halstead          Government Office for London
Adam Hart             Hackney Cooperative Developments
Ted Hill              Barnet CAB
Isabel Hudson         Women's Resource Officer
Geraldine Huka        The Forward Project
Sean Hutton           Federation of Irish Societies
Nors Jackson          Nors Jackson Consultancy
Anita Jakhu           Route Consultancy Ltd

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                            Report of the Third Sector Review event led by 3SA and MiNET
NAME                      ORGANISATION                                               PRESENT
Amarjit Khera             The Panjabi Centre
Keefa Kiwanuka            Brent Association for Voluntary Action
Kailash Kutwaroo          Parents' Local - Children's Magazine
Katie Lawson              London Sports Forum for Disabled People
Steve Lee                 Carers UK
Amanda Little             London Development Agency
Fiona Llewellyn           Women's Trust
Sandra Machado            Each
Michelle Mack             Havco
Adama Mboge               UK African & Commonwealth Association (UKACA)
Carlita McKnight          Vountary Action Camden
Saskia Merriman           Global Action Plan
Ed Miliband               Minister for the Third Sector
Rhys Moore                Capital Community Foundation
Gabriel Myddelton         LVSC
Paizah Neave              Millennium Disability Agency
Diane Newton              London Borough of Havering - Equalities and Diversity Team
Surinder Pahl             RAN
Barbara Peacock           NCH
Elaine Pearson Scott      Positive Parenting and Children
Bobbie Pote               Citizens Advice
Tania Pouwhare            Women’s Resource Centre
Daphne Ramsey             London Borough of Hackney
Mark Reedman              Consortium of LGBT VCO
Jackie Remfry             Bethnal Green Training Centre
Roger Robinson            Artsline
Gerardo Romero            LVSC
Carol Ryall               Planning Aid for London
Pam Schickler             Women’s Health and Family Services
Sonal Shah                Capital Community Foundation
Nathan Singleton          Barking and Dagenham Training Providers Network
Sabelo Siwela             Greenwich Community Law Centre
Siobhan Sollis            Redbridge CVS
Esther Stemgold           Interlink
Keith Stewart             Journeyman Training
Charlotte Stirrup         London Youth
Janet Strasser-Williams   Black Neighbourhood Renewal & Regeneration Network
Jane Tanner               LVSC
Wangui wa Goro            African Women's International Research & Resource Agency
Alice Wallace             East London CVS Network
Rafiu Williams            MiNet
Ephren Woube              Ethiopian Community In Britain




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