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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can join LFB?
How much does it cost to join?
What would I be doing?
What's in it for me?
How is Let's Fix Britain funded?
Is Let's Fix Britain a charity?
Are all your members volunteers?
How are you organised?
What issues do you work on?
What exactly do you do?
What about existing charities & help organisations?
Is Lets Fix Britain politically affiliated?
Are you in favour of equal opportunity?
Who founded Let's Fix Britain?
Why isn't my question answered here?

 

Who can join LFB?
Anyone who wants to be a part of fixing Britain can join us. Young and old, rich and poor, makes no difference.
How much does it cost to join?
Currently membership is free.

What would I be doing?
What do you fancy? The problem space is vast, and the kinds of work we do are very varied. We will find plenty to fit your skills and preferences. The amount and type of work you do is of course determined by you. There are two kinds of involvement.

  • If you want to work as part of the LFB internal organisation, then we need typists, researchers, web designers, database people, legal people, marketing people, strategic thinkers, creative geniuses, gifted managers, campaign co-ordinators, journalists, branch managers, and many many pairs-of-hands for all kinds of daily work.

  • If you want to be a volunteer on any of the projects we run, then the list is endless - from dredging ditches to hospital visits.
What's in it for me?
Well, of course, your place in heaven will be secured! But that aside, you'll gain the satisfaction of working to make things better for us all. You may play a very active part in setting right some long-standing wrongs. You'll be exploring new ideas with exciting new friends. You may work in new areas and learn new skills. You might be able showcase your work in ways which can launch your career to new heights or in new directions.
How is Let's Fix Britain funded?
Currently it isn't. Everything is done on a voluntary basis, and money for the web site and office overhead is donated by the members. We may continue in this way, but we're also looking into funding alternatives.
Is Let's Fix Britain a charity?
Not yet, and possibly not ever. It's not clear if we can become a charity. We're considering our options.
Are all your members volunteers?
Most of us are volunteers, thrilled to be making a positive difference to the UK. Members also grow new skills, make new friends and gain new experiences whilst working with us. Our high profile may give members useful exposure when it comes to looking for paid work elsewhere. For the future, we think that some member will have part-time or full-time jobs, for which they receive payment.

How are you organised?
Our web site forms an important centre of communications for us all, but we are an organisation - not just a web site. We are organised regionally, but we interact nationally through meetings, e-mail, phone, etc. to co-ordinate the work we do.

We are also organised topically. With many areas of interest to work in, and new ones waiting in the wings,
we can always find work to suit the interests and abilities of our members.

What issues do you work on?
We work on the issues we choose, and the scope is huge, touching any aspect of life in Britain. Examples might be litter in the countryside, national air pollution, free childcare, poor service from a national chain store, efficiency in local government, or improved care for the elderly. Issues may be national, and ongoing, or regional and time-limited. If it's making Britain worse, then it's probably up for grabs.
What exactly do you do?
That depends on the issue at hand, and the amount of work we can invest. Broadly, "making it better" will be our goal - which we'll accomplish by applying our resources to the problem.

What about existing charities & help organisations?
We will avoid reinventing any wheels or duplicating good work done elsewhere. We try to cultivate positive, collaborative relationships with existing organisations,
and we'll have a large directory of organisations on our web site. Our role might be as simple as to direct interested people to the appropriate organisations.
We might also offer temporary manpower, or financial, or other assistance, or have our members become permanent members of those organisations.

Where no organisation exists, we may decide to form one. That organisation may then become autonomous or remain integrated or affiliated.

Is Lets Fix Britain politically affiliated?
No.

Are you in favour of equal opportunity?
Yes. We believe the rights and opportunities granted to any citizen should be available to all citizens.

Who founded Let's Fix Britain?
Chris is a 44 year old honours graduate. He spent 20 years in the IT industry, ultimately as European IT manager for part of EDS - a large American multi-national, then left to become self-employed. He has since dabbled in local politics, been a freelance lecturer, has developed several successful e-commerce web sites, (including an adult shop!), and is a life coach and management mentor and consultant.

He has long been very disappointed with the complacent incompetence, apathy and protectionism that is so widespread in public and private service organisations. The poor service they deliver to average citizens is scandalous, and there's no sign that anything currently existing, is going to change things for the better any time soon.

He founded Let's Fix Britain to address this shortfall.

Why isn't my question answered here?
Please contact us.

We'll answer your question, and perhaps add it to our FAQ.

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