The Lords Select Committee on charity sector sustainability
Clinks responded to the Lords Select Committee on Charities’ call for evidence on the sustainability of the charity sector. Our response reflects direct consultation with our members and various surveys, primarily Clinks’ State of the sector reports and our in depth work on the impact of recent changes to probation. Clinks made nine recommendations to the Committee, shining a light on the diverse voluntary sector, valuing volunteering, better strategic involvement of organisations, support for grants and a different approach to commissioning. We advocate for the sector’s role in supporting people with multiple needs and providing people with lived experience with a voice in shaping services and policy. We also call for a commitment to involve voluntary organisations in both local and central government.