Monthly Archives: August 2013

The relationship of discontent between voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations and public bodies

Guest blog by Maureen Grant, Development Officer for The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) and former Trustee of Involve Yorkshire & Humber. Maureen manages The West Yorkshire Racial Justice Programme and her role involves supporting projects working for race equality, social … Continue reading

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Ears to the Ground: what’s hot for Involve Trustee Board members

‘Ears to the Ground’ is a new quarterly feature that we will be posting here on the Involve Yorkshire & Humber blog. Our trustees represent our membership and they are an experienced and sharp bunch of people! So we know that what’s pressing their button will be of interest to you. At each board meeting, we’re asking for their ‘hot topic’, so that we can share it with our wider readership. We hope this new feature will be informative, sometimes fun, and always useful for its finger on the pulse. We’d be interested to hear your comments. If you want to take anything further, join in the discussion or hear more about about an Ears to the Ground topic, please post your comments in the box below. This blog lists Ears to the Ground topics raised at the July 2013 Involve Yorkshire & Humber Trustee Board meeting. Continue reading

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The health and wellbeing policy paradox

If public health plans talk about “the importance of social determinants of health” and reducing differences (in health outcomes) “as a matter of fairness and social justice”, then why do so many other government policies now seem to be working against this? Involve Yorkshire & Humber CEO, Judy Robinson, discusses the health and wellbeing policy paradox and asks, does any of this really matter to the community and voluntary sector? Continue reading

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