01 MAR 2013

Dartmouth Caring

The need for a change in the wording of the Statutory Instrument 257 was brought home to me on a visit to the great local charity, Dartmouth Caring today. Putting all services out to tender puts small charities at a real disadvantage when they are pitted against large organisations which have the resources to fund professional bids. We need commissioners to have flexibility to consider the role of small locally based charities in continuing a valued community service.

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