Cash threat to Scots church services

More than 2,000 social services jobs may be under threat in the
Church of Scotland.

In the past decade, it has seen its reserves fall from £30m to
£7.5m, forcing a review of the viability of its services,
which will be released in June. A spokesperson for the church said
that free personal care had been a “red herring” because providers
had received no extra money and had been starved of cash by the
government for many years.

The church is Scotland’s second largest voluntary provider of
services to older people, disabled people and those with mental
health problems.

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