During the general election campaign, civil society leaders called for whoever formed the next government to take urgent action to tackle the stark inequalities and injustices in our society, from ending homelessness to fixing the social care crisis. While the election result creates big changes in parliament, it does not change what civil society exists to do or what we will be trying to achieve.
Arguably the role of civil society has never been more important. There is a role for civil society leaders in creating unified and healthy communities, in amplifying the voices of those most often ignored by government, and in holding the government’s feet to the fire on addressing the social, environmental and community issues which have been neglected for too long.
ACEVO will support its members to make the biggest possible difference, and we will continue to advocate for an enabling environment for civil society, greater freedom to campaign and more ambitious, values-based leadership from MPs.