Social Action is just one of the ways in which members choose to get involved and volunteer within the Conservative Party and it’s surprising what a difference even the little things can make.
Social Action is at the heart of local communities and is a part of what being a Conservative is all about. It’s about recognizing that by doing our bit, taking and sharing responsibility, we can help tackle the things that matter to us. For far too long a culture of dependency grew up under Labour. Social action is one way of tackling this. By coming together to rebuild community strength, and recreate a sense of independence together we can make change happen without depending solely on the state.
Many of our members are already involved in their local communities, towns and villages. Some volunteer time, others volunteer expertise or experience. Whether it’s setting up a community group or project, or helping an existing group, fundraising for a local charity or serving as a school governor there are many ways of getting involved and doing your bit and across the country MPs, Councillors, Candidates and members have actively taken up the Social Action challenge.
Vice Chairman for Social Action
Message from the Prime Minister
Social Action is central in our efforts to strengthen the Big Society, based on the belief that by acting together rather than depending solely on the State, we can deliver real and lasting change.
Social Action is now integral to our work as Conservatives in our local areas. 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 running parents’ groups, 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.