Fast social: News for the week 20th – 26th May 2013

Destinys Child

  • Skills, skills, skills! Is possibly how Destiny’s Child would have reacted to Dame Mary Marsh’s skills review last week. Conversely the ‘social sector’ has reacted with a range of new websites (rather than a forgotten 90’s pop song). This includes a website set up by the review group themselves (more details here), another website providing a ‘skills platform to revolutionise training for charities and social enterprises’ and a call for action from the Clore Social Leadership people, who argue the sector must do more to attract young people (presumably who won’t remember Destiny’s Child?). Which is just as well, because new research out this week suggests that while social enterprises make a significant contribution to employment, jobs in the social economy are often precarious and low paid;
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