Transformational Moments in Social Welfare

September 2021 sees the publication of the major output of the Discourses in Voluntary Action project, our open access book with Policy Press Transformational Moments for Social Welfare: What Role for Voluntary Action? Written during COVID-19 pandemic, publication came just days after the announcement of a new Health and Social Care Levy confirming that what we described as … More Transformational Moments in Social Welfare

Talking about voluntary action and the welfare state: Historical reflections, current debates, 30 April 2019

We are currently working hard on analysing our data and we would like to share our emerging findings with people from across the voluntary, community and public sectors. We are organising a workshop on 30 April 2019 where we will ask participants to challenge and question our findings, to extend our thinking, and to help … More Talking about voluntary action and the welfare state: Historical reflections, current debates, 30 April 2019

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the new ESRC-funded Discourses of Voluntary Action project. We’re really excited to have this website up and running and to be able to share the progress of the research as it develops. It’s been a busy few months, starting with an early presentation in July at Mass Observation’s 80th Anniversary Conference at the University of Sussex by Irene Hardill, … More Welcome