Between Apathy and Outrage: Voluntary Organisations in Multiracial Britain

summary:

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.