A strong voluntary and community sector
The foundation for a thriving society
This report attempts to draw together experiences of what it is currently like to work in the voluntary and community sector (VCS*). The aim of the report is to take a step back from the specific issues that different organisations face in their day to day work and rather attempt to set out an alternative vision of the kind of sector we would like to see in a decade from now.
This report has been developed through Unite’s democratic structures, through debates and discussions that take place across its committees, from workplace and local branches as well as the biannual national sector and policy conferences. Unite has also carried out a sample survey of around 500 members across a broad range of organisations and subsectors and some of the comments and graphs from this survey are included throughout this report.