The UK government is getting ready to launch the “Community Life” survey to examine volunteering, charitable giving, and social action:
The Coalition denied this was a u-turn on its earlier decision to scrap the former Citizenship Survey when they came into power in 2010. Led by the Department for Communities and Local Government the Citizenship Survey, which was used to assess the level of volunteering and community engagement in the country, was considered to be a key indicator to the success of government initiatives to promote giving. The last survey showed that levels of volunteering had remained static despite huge investment by the previous government, particularly targeting young people.
A spokesperson for the Cabinet Office said the format for Community Life was still being developed but it was expected it would include areas such as the country’s levels of formal and informal volunteering, charitable donations, plus levels of community action and collaboration.
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