1st Edition

The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare

By Hugh W Mellor Copyright 1985
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1985 The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare considers the voluntary sector as a provider of social welfare. The book asks the fundamental questions for those involved in social welfare: what should the role of this voluntary sector be, and what should its relationship be with the government sector? Reporting on extensive original research undertaken for the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust, the study examines the functions, staffing, funding and control of voluntary organisations. It looks at the relationship with the government sector, explores the increasingly important questions of accountability and discusses future prospects.

    List of Tables

    National Voluntary Organisations Interviewed

    Other Abbreviations Occasionally Used


    1. Introduction

    2. Sampling and First Impressions

    3. Roles and Resources

    4. Committees

    5. Partners or Rivals

    6. Accountability

    7. Future Prospects


    A. List of Organisations by Name and Date of Establishment Where Known

    B. Objects of the Associations in the Sample

    C. Letter to the Chief Executive Officers of Sample Organisations

    D. Information Requested before Interview

    E. Interview Guide – Chief Executive Officers

    - Chairman

    F. Comparative Expenditure on Administration

    G. Organisations Working in the Same or Overlapping Fields

    H. Bodies to which Organisations in the Sample are Affiliated

    J. Fund-Raising Appeals



    Hugh W Mellor