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The impact of welfare reform on third sector care and support services in Scotland

IRISS, in partnership with Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS), commissioned research to understand how Scotland's third sector care and support workforce is being affected by the welfare reforms introduced in 2012.

The report focuses on how welfare reform is affecting service demand and delivery of third sector social care and support services including: the impact on staff roles, welfare and wellbeing; and the impact on staff training needs.

It is hoped that the research will inform future practice and support social care and housing support providers to effectively prepare for, and respond to, welfare reform, as well as inform future policy in this area and provide advice, where possible, on best practice for the sector as the reforms start to impact on service delivery.

Gregory White
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS)