Thoughts on Community Anchors, volunteering when unemployed

A couple of new sector research documents.

What Works Scotland has a new ‘Think Piece’ on Community Anchors, reflecting on the potential for community anchors to provide locally-led Scottish public service reform.

Available from their publications page, in pdf, 255KB – towards the bottom. (Source:  Senscot bulletin)

Note:  What Works Scotland is a new initiative to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform.

Third Sector Impact, a comparative European research project, has published a Working Paper ‘Unemployment, volunteering, subjective well-being and mental health‘. This paper asks whether voluntary work can reduce the negative effects of unemployment on well-being.

Note: TSI is a comparative European research project addressing the need for a clearer understanding of the third sector – its scope and scale, existing and potential impacts, and barriers to full third sector contribution to the continent’s common welfare.