Responsible Reform: Open Public Services for All

24th February 2012.

Public service reforms are being carried out with little consideration of their impact on society’s most vulnerable, according to research by CLES and the North West Infrastructure Partnership (NWIP).

Unless systems are put in place to monitor the way policies affect marginalised groups, the coalition government risks undermining years of progress around equalities.

Responsible Reform: Open Public Services for All, which was launched in London on 23 February, warns: ‘In the maelstrom of restructuring across the public and voluntary and community sector, there is a real and growing concern that equalities issues are slipping off the agenda.’

To find out more about the research contact Matthew Jackson, head of research at CLES,, 0161 236 7036.