An excellent opportunity has arisen within our organisation, based in Bristol. This is a rewarding position that supports the growth of voluntary and community organisations nationally, enabling them to alleviate poverty for low income households and reduce household waste within their communities. More fundamentally, this role will raise the profile of our policy-changing, commercial and market development activities on behalf of our member charities and will ensure that via effective marketing and communications activity, social profit is placed firmly at the forefront of our future campaigns.
The Government’s statement today (18th December 2014) is a welcome recognition of the importance of local welfare provision, but the cut from £174million to £129million will make it harder for local authorities and local voluntary organisations to help the most vulnerable in our communities, says the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN).
We welcome this opportunity to respond to the consultation on funding of local welfare provision in 2015/2016. We seek to alert Ministers to unintended, yet highly damaging consequences, which can be avoided without detriment to overall departmental objectives.