The Big Society Isn’t Dead
The concept of the Big Society isn’t about greedy voluntary sector organisations or their greedy chief executives; it is about people helping others. They can do that by working or volunteering for a voluntary sector organisation, but a person’s ability to help others isn’t always dependent on voluntary sector organisations having enough money, or even on the existence of voluntary sector organisations. Were there to be no public or voluntary sector organisations, the Big Society could still be achieved. The government isn’t in charge of the Big Society, and nor is the voluntary sector. The concept is called the Big Society, because it is about society as a whole helping others.