A new report has warned Scotland’s care and voluntary sectors risk becoming dependant on charitable funding, which could see care provision fragmenting across the country. 

From Welfare to Charity?, a new paper produced by author Colin Turbett for the Common Weal think tank, provides a history of Scottish social work as its “delivery transitioned from a matter of government social security to a task for volunteers and the charity sector”.

The paper comes amid discussions on the future of care in Scotland, with plans for a National Care Service, outlined by the Scottish Government, currently at a standstill.

In particular, the paper warns of the unintended consequences of charities competing for ever-shrinking pots of funding. 

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