Lord Hylton is one of our few governance peers trying to reach out two-way direct to us the public, via their Hansard and WordPress e-site http://lordsoftheblog.net .
The following is Part One of a ‘public-participant’s’ submission concerning a new book which Lord Hylton has taken time to review for us.
Part One having been published Thursday morning, Part Two has now been submitted also [please see below].
(published Biteback 2017. Hardback)
ISBN 978-1-84954-803-8 411 pages
The first 11 chapters in part 1 discuss the problems facing British society – for example concentrations of wealth and inequality; the dysfunctional housing situation, with homelessness and destitution; the reduced role of the state; youth alienation; and dissatisfaction among those barely managing.
The second part concentrates on the role of philanthropy by giving and volunteering, in cooperation with local and central government. It provides detailed case-studies of the regeneration of local communities, who in turn can provide care, as they regain self-confidence and improve the local environment. It challenges us to emulate well-tested best practice.
Nr Nickson sounds a clarion call for generous giving by all age groups, as well as cooperative approaches to problem-solving. The methods he describes have already reduced crime and raised local morale.