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Please note that this page is currently in development.


You are viewing a preview of our new web pages, designed to deliver our research in a useful and usable format for CEOs and Trustees of small voluntary and community organisations. We are planning to ‘launch’ this new area of the site in Jan 2018. 


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Stories and resources to help you navigate the rocky waters of language, complex organisational structures and power. 

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All articles and quotes on this page draw from IVAR’s research, particularly from our work with voluntary & community organisations and our current programme Building Health Partnerships: Self-care

When it comes to the interface between different sectors, people often feel that they are having ‘the same old conversation’ they had two, three, five, ten years ago. The conversation may well be the same – but the context has changed. That makes it worth asking, again, who do we need to work with and why?


Working with the voluntary and community sector is a great way to deliver local solutions’

Professor Mark Pietroni, Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire