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Charities could become ‘de facto state’, warns Newcastle CVS

A paper from Newcastle CVS argues that years of austerity have seen the state retreating from all services in the region and charities have been assumed to be able to step in.

The report provides a snapshot of the charity sector in Newcastle and Gateshead, and is based on 118 responses to a survey run by the CVS in April and May.

Eight in 10 charities in the region said they were experiencing rises in demand on their services, with many reporting that this had been happening for several years.

Read more in this blog from the Third Sector and this feature from Newcastle CVS, or download the full paper ‘Canaries in the Coal Mine’ here.