Welfare reform hits voluntary services in Scotland

A three month research project from the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers, Scotland concluded there are pressures beginning to affect the work of care and support services in Scotland. Social care staff in Scotland are facing a bigger workload and higher levels of anxiety.

A research intern writes about the research in The Guardian, at http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2014/aug/11/welfare-reform-voluntary-care-services-scotland, the report ‘The impact of welfare reform on third sector care and support services in Scotland’, produced in June, can be downloaded (pdf, 956KB) via http://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/impact-welfare-reform-third-sector-care-and-support-services-scotland