Public health working with the voluntary sector

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a report in conjunction with Volunteering Matters highlighting where public health is successfully working with the voluntary sector across the country. The increasing emphasis on prevention and integration has brought new opportunities for the sector, which has stepped up to meet the challenge. New investment has been particularly positive at a time when statutory agencies as a whole were often looking to reduce funding. Now, at a time of severely constrained resources for both local government and the NHS, it is even more important that we work together as equal partners to mobilise all our assets to tackle poor health and health inequalities.

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