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Joint working for public service delivery - Monday 24 April 2006

The government is encouraging voluntary and community sector involvement in public service delivery and this involvement is growing, with 38% of the sector's income coming from public sector sources in 2003/04.

While many voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) have no wish to work with the public sector, public service delivery can provide an opportunity for VCOs to achieve their aims by reaching more people or improving the quality of the service they provide. But public service contracts can be large contracts - teaming up with other VCOs can be the only way for smaller organisations to get involved.

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