Volunteers are a big local asset

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We haven’t heard much about the Big Society recently but the importance of voluntary and community action has never been more important.

The plaudits accorded to the Olympic ‘games makers’ last year has stimulated fresh thinking about how the traditional concept of volunteering that pre-dates the welfare state could be reinvented in the context of 21st century needs. What could this mean for health and local government?

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