Should charities close services that don’t make money?

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14th February 2014 by TFN Staff 0 Comments

Should charities close services that don’t make money?

Poll results (total votes: 27)

Should charities close services that don’t make money?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
11
Ratio:
40.74%
Answer:
No
Votes:
16
Ratio:
59.26%

Social care giant Quarriers recently announced it is to close Seafield School in Ardrossan, which supports children with complex social needs, because local authorities aren’t placing as many children there, meaning it is running at a deficit. Quarrier’s chief executive Paul Moore argued in a recent TFN podium that more charities must face up to changing demand and make tough decision to close services. Is he right or is it a charity’s place to support services for vulnerable people through financial challenges?