UKR has set up the Big Society Observatory, and has appointed Galileo to provide regular reports. His observations will provide an information base and forum for debate – just one part of UKR’s engagement with the Big Society and Localism.
Most people think the Big Society is just a cover for cuts and won’t work anyway.While understandable, on its own this response is a recipe for ending up with nothing. The fact is, the Big Society is the only game in town, and the future of regeneration depends on engaging with it constructively to achieve the gains so many communities desperately need.
As the government prepares to legislate for localism, UKR’s Big Society Observatory will explore the background to this emerging programme, find out who’s who, and try to make some sense of it all.