Get involved and make a difference
Social Action is about people working together, taking responsibility for their local area and helping to create the society that we want to live in by doing the little, practical things that together can add up to big social change.
It is also about setting an example in your community that says you don’t have to accept the status quo or wait for someone else to challenge it – if you want to see a change in your area you can make it happen.
Far too many communities in the UK have been robbed of their independence and communal strength through the culture of dependency that grew up under Labour’s Big Government and Social Action is one of the ways you can start to work for and with your local communities to change that.
Whether by volunteering your time or expertise (formally or informally), fundraising for or with local charities, serving as a governor or a special constable or setting up your own community group or charity there are a huge range of ways that you can play your part in strengthening your local community and giving the Big Society a boost in your area.
Social Action is now integral to our work across the Nuneaton constituency. It’s a new kind of politics, engaging both grassroots members and then wider population – some of whom may never have engaged in politics of any kind- in the value of stepping up and improving our communities.
All across the country, Conservatives have taken up the Social Action challenge and are providing sustained local leadership on what we can do with and for our local communities. As well as practical projects we are also organising beat meetings with the police, and supporting people who are out of work through jobs’ clubs.
Social Action demonstrates visibly and unarguably that locally-driven positive change is possible if people are willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved.