Survey assessing what progress has been made in alleviating social problems in the areas of welfare, employment, education, health, crime and community.
This report from the Social Justice Policy Group, chaired by Iain Duncan Smith, identifies five 'pathways' to poverty and makes proposals for tackling them. These pathways are: educational failure, family breakdown, economic dependence, indebtedness and addictions. A sixth section considers how the third sector might be better supported to help people escape poverty.
Report of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee looking at Credit Unions in Scotland. In particular, it looks at the future for Credit Unions in Scotland and the questions of financial exclusion and financial literacy and affordable lending, credit and debt.
Booklet intended to provide people with caring roles with information and advice on how to manage the personal finances of the person they are supporting.
This report presents findings from the second study of the income, expenditure and debt of students studying higher education (HE) and further education (FE) in Scotland in 2007-08.
Booklet providing information and advice on all aspects of caring for those new to the role of carer for a family member or friend.
Pamphlet drawing attention to the social damage caused by the asset gap in the UK and arguing that the welfare and tax systems are disempowering for those in poverty and should be used to promote and facilitate self-reliance and independence.
This report forms part of the Families and Children Strategic Analysis Programme (FACSAP) and details analyses carries out using a number of national surveys in order to examine the characteristics of those families that are in debt, as well as the extent and nature of their financial difficulties.