National voluntary organisations play a major and increasing role in provision of social care. But Britain is now a multiracial society. How have such organisations reacted to the challenge that presents?
This book examines the many different ways in which roles and responsibilities are being defined. It describes the range of attitudes held by senior staff, and the kinds of steps being taken within individual organisations to them. Consideration of the variation found provokes a number of questions about how organisations determine what is appropriate for them to do, and the scope and content of change.
The research on which the book was based was carried out mainly in organisations concerned with issues of physical disability, including both traditional service-providing organisations and self-help groups. It draws also on developments elsewhere in the voluntary sector.
1990 ISBN 0 85374 463 7
Research Report 700
The changing context
Race equality on the agenda
Plan of the paper
2 Roles and responsibilities
The role of senior staff
Certainties and uncertainties
Spurs to change
Constraints on change
3 Change: piecemeal, precarious
Getting an information base
Opening up the organisation
Increasing awareness in the organisation
4 Issues for organisations
What is appropriate for the organisation to do?
What resources are required?
What should be the scope and content of change?
How can implementation begin and proceed?
How can the effectiveness of change be maximised?
5 Summary and conclusions