Category Archives: Lindsey Metcalf

Dr Lindsey Metcalf recently completely her PhD in Social Policy at the University of Liverpool. Her research explores the impact of increasing voluntary sector provision of welfare services and, in particular, the role of charity trustees. You can browse her blog contributions below.

Prison and probation: Should charity have a role in criminal justice?

The Coalition Government’s announcement of plans to contract out probation services to the private and voluntary sectors last week represents another shift in the ‘moving frontier’ between state and voluntary action.  It is likely to fuel debates about the implications of policies … Continue reading

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Spirit of ’45 – A review

The special launch screening of Director Ken Loach’s new film “Spirit of ‘45” was sold out at my local cinema, but this weekend I eventually made it along to watch this documentary charting the creation of the British welfare state.  … Continue reading

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Voluntary Action and the History of Leisure

 Bob Snape, VAHS Seminar, 22 October 2012 The new leisure, voluntarism and well-being in interwar Britain Like many concepts and terms associated with the history of voluntary action, the term ‘volunteering’ is contested and can be interpreted in a number … Continue reading

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