West Yorkshire Public Sector Cuts: The impact on the BME voluntary & community sector
KeywordPublic sector cuts; Voluntary sector organisations; Community sector organisations; Vulnerable BME groups
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CitationLachman R and Malik F (2012) West Yorkshire Public Sector Cuts: The impact on the BME voluntary & community sector. Report. JUST West Yorkshire, the Leeds Social Science Institute and Leeds University Business School.
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