Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing
The Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing was established by NPC in 2013, in partnership with ILC-UK, to put ageing on the agenda of the voluntary sector. It brought together a range of commissioners with different perspectives and was funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Prudential.
This initiative provides just the kick-start that the voluntary sector needs to embrace the demographic changes and opportunities ahead.
Martyn Lewis CBE
The Commissioners on the project, included: Lynne Berry OBE, Steven Burke, Ken Burnett, Dan Corry, James Cochrane, Kristina Glenn MBE, Keji Okeowo, Javed Khan, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Professor Paul Palmer, and Sonia Sodha.
In March 2015, the Commission issued its final report and completed its formal work Decision time: Will the voluntary sector embrace the age of opportunity?
A number of charities committed to incorporating the questions and recommendations into their strategic planning, including NCVO, Age UK, NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) and Grandparents Plus.
— Vol Sec Ageing (@VolSecAgeing) July 13, 2016
— FriendsOfTheElderly (@FriendsElderly) 19 March 2015
This is an important report, a wake-up call to the sector to think radically and differently.
Justin Davis Smith
Executive Director of Volunteering and Development, NCVO