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The challenge to the VCS and the wider civil society at all territorial levels is that they must be ready to address both the symptoms and the causes of social and economic injustice and exclusion. Often, the sector is at its best when it adopts a two-strand approach.
For example, the food bank movement has been a practical response to need, while at the same time challenging public policies such as the Universal Credit five-week delay and the horror of in-work poverty: action on two levels. The VCS must be careful not to give cover for poor and inadequate public services and appalling damaging public policy through its provision of ameliorating services.
This is both unsustainable and allows those in power to avoid their responsibilities and accountabilities. The sector must not simply pass on the other side when there are gaps to be filled or policies requiring challenge, or structural inequalities to be overturned. Compassion, passion and, above all, action can combine to make a difference in the immediate and the long term. Many voluntary and community groups, and other charities, were created to respond to injustice and need. We should be proud of this inheritance and live its values today.
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VCS organisations and social activists must also be clear about what they will do and what they will not do. They must never compromise their values and mission. The sector can complement but should not be a substitute for the state, however tempting this might be in the short term. Voluntary collectivism can and should both complement and augment state collectivism.
Collectivism is key to addressing social exclusion and its causes. Collective social action can and should seek to shape the collectivism of the state. The voluntary and community sector and social activists should find their voice to fight all that is inappropriate and harmful. They should promote alternative policies.
They champion social justice and fairness; and must be ready to challenge government and engage in the political debate — charities of course must avoid being partisan. They should say loudly and continually that, in the fifth richest economy in the world, there should be much reduced levels of homelessness, poverty, inequality and austerity. The sector cannot be silent on such issues if it is going to be true to its mission, values and beneficiaries. It cannot simply argue for its communities at the expense of others. It must avoid being drawn into false choices.
If there is a need for greater public spending, it has to be ready to argue where expenditure can be reduced or more likely to make the case for greater progressive taxation.
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It has to argue for the redistribution of wealth and incomes between individuals and between regions and places if it is going to make a coherent case for addressing social exclusion just as much as it will have to be willing to challenge poorly regulated markets and market based social conditions. Social exclusion in its many forms will be consigned to history when we have an economy and society that are fair, are inclusive and deliver opportunities for everyone irrespective of their class, their ethnicity, their gender or sexual orientation, and their opinions — provided that these are not contrary to equality and fairness.
A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not the take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few. Addressing social exclusion and the causes of social exclusion should surely be a priority for civil society, the voluntary and community sector and for social activists. John is a strategic adviser and commentator on public policy, governance, leadership and public services. He is a social activist and serves as chair and trustee on several charities and CICs boards.
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