Saturday 24 March 2018

Stephen Kinsella: Charities can win back our trust -- but they'll really have to earn it

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

When you lose trust, how do you get it back? The scandal in the Central Remedial Clinic has unfortunately damaged confidence in the charity sector as a whole, with major charities reporting decreases in their important Christmas appeals of over 40pc -- despite being totally unconnected with the CRC.

The impact on service users of all kinds in 2014 could be enormous.

The CRC scandal has exposed the public to a creeping cynicism that some in the charity sector are lining their pockets with the public's largesse at the expense of service users. Recent disclosures by some (but not all) charities of their expenses have not served to dent this increase in cynicism and concomitant decrease in donations.

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