Some welfare payments should be handed out by local charities and community groups rather than the state, says ex-Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith.
Mr Duncan Smith wants charities to have more freedom
The Chingford MP says public confidence in the welfare state has collapsed.
An opinion poll for his Centre for Social Justice suggests more than 70% of people believe the welfare state fails to target those in genuine need.
Mr Duncan Smith is unveiling the findings of the poll and his calls for change in London on Tuesday.
He set up the Centre for Social Justice earlier this year in the wake of being toppled as Tory leader.
'A different way'
Funds for the poor should be channelled through community groups as part of the drive against problems like drug addiction, argues the ex-Army officer.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the findings of the YouGov opinion poll, Mr Duncan Smith said: "Reform of the welfare state is
popular but people don't want government to turn its back on the needy without
putting an alternative in place.
"There is an alternative - the welfare society - in which more money and
support is given to a local charity or directly to people in need.
"The welfare state has crowded out most of the room for such giving.
more taxpayers' money to go to the kind of welfare entrepreneurs that enjoy the
confidence of needy people and local communities - groups run by people who have
personally conquered problems such as drug addiction."
Shadow work pensions
secretary David Willetts is expected to attend the launch, although Mr Duncan Smith's calls are not official party policy.