By Justin Smith
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As we will see in the following chapter, this opposition was mirrored fifty years later when parts of the voluntary sector got involved with government schemes for job creation and training. The extent of the partnership between the voluntary sector and the state during the inter-war years is open to question, at least at national governmental level. As Macadam points out, there is little evidence of government policy to stimulate the sector during this period, although the 1929 Local Government Act required local authorities to consult with voluntary hospitals in the planning of services.
What place did these changed circumstances leave for the voluntary sector? In confronting the new situation, it had some assets. If the war had been a stimulus for expansion of the state sector of welfare, the voluntary sector could also claim to have ‘had a good war’. In the process, it had also changed and developed. The report of the Nuffield Social Reconstruction Survey on voluntary organisations, published at the end of the war, provides a useful portrait of the voluntary sector at the end of this period of development; it also helpfully identifies a range of activities as particularly relevant for future involvement by voluntary organisations.
As a result, as Jose Harris rather brutally puts it, ‘the Welfare State came into being with no clearly defined conception of welfare and no coherent theory of the State’ (in Smith 1986:256). Nevertheless, it would be right to say that the wartime period had brought greater acceptance of the central, directing role of the state and (unwillingly, in some cases) a recognition that collective endeavour would continue to be the order of the day, at least for the immediate post-war period. What place did these changed circumstances leave for the voluntary sector?
An Introduction to the Voluntary Sector by Justin Smith