Statutory and Non-Statutory Public Services

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A public service is a service that is funded by the government or by donations to help the government deliver its actions as effectively as possible. There are two types of public services they are statutory and non-statutory services. The difference between a statutory and a non-statutory service is that a statutory service is paid by tax payers, funded by the government and is set up by the law. They are usually uniformed and highly professional an example would be the Emergency Services and the Armed Forces. A non-statutory service is a service that doesn’t receive a lot of government funding so they are paid by members or the public as they are registered as charities, they are set up by individuals and not parliament and unlike…show more content…
Another example of an emergency service is the Fire and Rescue service. They work with the public in many ways; one way is to make house calls to the elderly to make sure that they have the necessary equipment like fire alarms to ensure safety in the home. Another form of support that the fire service provides to the public is they have youth schemes an example of this the “Safe Drive Stay Alive” program that they run for secondary schools and colleges. These youth schemes also allow members of the fire service to go into schools and youth groups and talk to them about the dangers of fires and how they can be prevented. Non-statutory services may not be put there by law but they still play a vital role in helping the community and statutory public services. An example is Help for Heroes although they are for ex-service personal they help support the families of the wounded. They provide individual support to soldiers and their families, recovery centres like Headley court (rehabilitation centre) and Fisher house (a home for wounded patients and their families), sports recovery which helps the service personal regain confidence and independence. They may not visibly help the community but they give the opportunity to get people of the public involved and help out
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