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Friday, August 17, 2012

'It's all talk and no action': David Cameron's Big Society plans blasted after 7,000 charities were forced to close last year

David Cameron's plans for a Big Society were branded 'hot air' today after it emerged more than 7,000 charities had been forced to close last year.

The Prime Minister's mantra aims to encourage good causes to take on services normally provided by councils and central government.

But the boss of one struggling support group, which is due to shut next month because of a lack of funds, said it was 'all talk and no action'.

David Doonan, the chief executive of Sharp, which helps families and friends of prisoners in Shropshire, said: 'It's a load of hot air.

'We have made more bids and requests for funding than ever before and it's not forthcoming. Read More