By Tom Bentley, Helen McCarthy, Melissa Mean.Community-based organisations could be damaged by attempts to co-opt them as instruments of government policy. The government has correctly identified comminity-based organisations (CBOs) as having developed vital trust in communities they serve. However the emphasis on formal partnership working in area-based initiatves to tackle social exclusion can create difficulties for small organisations. This report argues that a ‘new middle ground’ needs to be created which allows CBOs and statutory services to work together more effectively.
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