Labour Research September 2012

Equality news

Voluntary sector faces big squeeze

An annual survey by the London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) reveals a sector facing increased levels of need while dealing with vastly reduced resources.

The fourth Big Squeeze survey found that just over 40% of voluntary and community sector organisations in the capital closed services in the last year and a further 29% expect to make closures in the year to come.

Survey respondents made it clear that coalition government policies have had direct negative effects on Londoners who face growing inequalities.