The King's Fund

The voluntary and community sector in health

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Claire Mundle, Fiona Sheil, Lisa Weaks, Natasha Curry
  • Publication date: 16-Jun-2011

The government’s proposed reforms to the health and social care system include clear aspirations for the voluntary and community sector as a provider of health services, a source of support for commissioning and a partner in tackling health inequalities. However, the reforms also present a number of challenges and risks.

The voluntary and community sector in health: Implications of the proposed NHS reforms considers the main opportunities and challenges facing the sector. It discusses what needs to happen to ensure the sector can flourish in the new system and what it needs to do to grasp new opportunities.