Warning that charity services are on the brink of collapse

Charity services are at risk of collapse over the coming months, according to a body that represents the sector.

The Wheel says many are facing an unprecedented social and economic crisis after Covid-19.

A recent survey by the Charities Regulator has found more than half say they'll be unable to continue providing services for more than six months.

Chief executive Deirdre Garvey says the pandemic has led to a perfect storm for charities and voluntary groups.

"There's been massive increase in demand for the services and the need for the work that voluntary organisations do, at the very same time at a complete and drastic reduction in the fundraised and I guess the earned income of charities.

"And that is posing severe challenges for organisations in the sector."

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