The release of the Working Together: Report of the Joint Tables represents a formal recognition of the voluntary sector
as a pillar of society equal to the public and private sectors.
Along with direct services, the voluntary sector
provides effective, independent information, counselling and advice for patients and their families.
The history of the city's voluntary sector
The council uses the majority of the WNF, which is given to deprived authorities in England, to support the voluntary sector
In a report to the Vale council's voluntary sector
joint liaison committee, she said the impact of the spending review on voluntary services would not be known until late in the financial year.
Cllr Munby added: "Funding the voluntary sector
should be at the heart of the 'Big Society' idea, but you can't have a big society when you are completely broke.
In the depths of a recession when the voluntary sector
is, understandably, struggling to cope we need all the help we can get to keep charities in the public eye.
"Our co-operative principles and in-depth knowledge of the voluntary sector
means that we are well placed to support charities through the economic crisis and beyond."
Advocacy activities are enhanced to exhort the public and government to help meet the needs through the voluntary sector
The event, which is being hosted by Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector
Council, will give people a chance to talk to the BRIDGES project team about volunteering opportunities, CV and application form support, job search help and one-to-one mentoring amongst other help options.
According to the organisers, the conference will build capacity, bridge knowledge gaps, and inspire innovative solutions for operators and stakeholders of the voluntary sector