Big Society in Sutton
By Faith Reynolds , July 2011
The Government has set out a radical vision for public services and a new relationship between citizens and the state: ensuring people have more freedom, choice and control over public services. This presents a massive opportunity to communities up and down the country.
Faith Reynold's practice-based research examines how one community has tried to act on this new vision and drive real change in Sutton - a vanguard for Big Society with a vibrant voluntary sector. It shows that even with enthusiasm, change is not easy.
Faith presented the findings of her research at an event; Big Society: Money, Mission and the Masses . The event presented the findings of a survey that had been conducted among voluntary organisationsin Sutton.