Housing Associations in England and the Future of Voluntary Organisations
This report by Andrew Purkis, funded by the Baring Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, focuses on the timely question of what happens to voluntary organisations if they take over mass delivery of state services. This question has dominated voluntary sector practice and policy in recent times. Interestingly, Housing Associations rarely feature in the debate. Yet, this is the outstanding example of a take-over of state services by the voluntary sector in our times. The report reviews the territory and reflects a number of interviews with key people in this field. It ends with a series of challenging questions about the future for Housing Associations and the wider voluntary sector.