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False economy? The costs of contracting and workforce insecurity in the voluntary sector

Cunningham, I.R. and James, P. (2007) False economy? The costs of contracting and workforce insecurity in the voluntary sector. [Report]

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Abstract

The purpose of this project has been to gain insights into the direct and indirect implications of the insecure funding regime faced by the social care sector, with a particular focus on those relating to employment and service quality. Respondents revealed an intensifying climate of competition and anxiety among workers and their representatives regarding future employment prospects. This situation was aggravated by uncertainties over Supporting People funding and the actual, and perceived potential, impact of new EU public procurement regulations.