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Financial impacts of welfare reform: illustrative working age case studies

Paper that outlines some of the changes from the UK government's welfare reforms, and sets out their financial impacts through case studies of hypothetical working age households.

It seeks to inform Scottish Government work on welfare reform mitigation by illustrating the kinds of specific impacts the various reforms are having, and identifying potential 'winners and losers' of the reforms.

For the sake of their health: older service users' requirements for social care to facilitate access to networks following hospital

Facilitating older service users' requirements for access to or re-engagement in social networks following hospital discharge is recognised in social care analysis and policy as critically important. This is because of the associated benefits for restoring physical health and psychological well-being. However, it tends to be a neglected dimension of current social care/intermediate care. Our paper draws on a qualitative study of voluntary sector hospital aftercare social rehabilitation projects in five UK localities, which focused on addressing this issue.