What Tories say, and what they do
What Tories say:
"The voluntary sector should be neither poor relation nor a cut-price alternative to government. lt is absolutely central to the life of the nation, but with a character and contribution all of its own...I have great ambitions for the social sector in this country, and I make no apology for that. I simply do not believe that we will make serious progress in tackling relative poverty and deprivation, in creating communities fit for the 21st century, unless we inspire a revolution in social provision." - David Cameron
What Tories do:
"A financial crisis is theatening the Scrine Foundation charity for the homeless in Canterbury.
More than 100 people living in properties managed by the charity could be forced back onto the streets and nearly 70 full and part-time staff could lose their jobs.
It follows a decision by the [Conservative-run] city council’s housing benefits office to drastically cut payments to the charity’s clients."Via here