Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Festive greetings!

All of us at would like to wish you a happy and peaceful festive season and successful New Year. As you can see, Becky Green (our BTEC Course Administrator) is already in the festive spirit!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

"From state welfare to social welfare" - David Cameron at NCVO

David Cameron spoke at NCVO this week about the sector's role in delivering social justice. In a speech which he described as 'the big idea at the heart of our plans for social justice', the Conservative leader said:

"I have great ambitions for the social sector in this country, and I make no apology for that. I simply do not believe that we will make serious progress in tackling relative poverty and deprivation, in creating communities fit for the 21st century, unless we inspire a revolution in social provision."

Cameron's speech "From state welfare to social welfare" followed the recent launch of the Social Justice Policy Group's Breakdown Britain report.

The full text of David Cameron's speech can be found at NCVO

GuideStar UK launches new Local Government Intelligence Service

GuideStar UK has launched a new Local Government Intelligence Service in response to demand from local authorities.

Launched last week, GuideStar UK’s Local Government Intelligence Service at now gives local government policy and procurement officers access to detailed data and reports on their local third sector at the click of a button.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

BTEC students receive their qualification

Steve Jones of The Jesus Army and Jane Skelton of The Pre-School Learning Alliance are the most recent learners to complete their studies and receive their certificates marking their achievement in attaining their BTEC Professional Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management.

Congratulations to Steve and Jane and all the other learners who have completed their BTEC studies this year!