As prices soar, what is the role of the third sector in easing the pressures?
With incomes broadly static and prices soaring, many households are turning to charities to keep their heads above water. Food banks, uniform banks, furniture reuse centres and homelessness shelters – for example – have become an established part of the services that people rely on. They are arguably now part of the wider welfare state.
But is this right?
Join our panel for a lively panel discussion about charities’ and community groups’ responses to the cost of living crisis.
• are charities letting governments ‘off the hook’ by providing essential services?
• what value does the third sector add to state-provided services?
• are third sector organisations properly recompensed for providing essential help?
We will be joined by :
– Frances Beecher, Chief Executive of Llamau; Wales’ leading young people and women’s homeless charity
– Sarah Stone is Executive Director for Wales for Samaritans. Sarah is a member of the National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention to Welsh Government, the Wales Alliance for Mental Health and the Cymru Well Wales Strategic Leadership group
– Steffan Evans, Head of Policy (Poverty) at the Bevan Foundation.
Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation will chair the panel.