welfare state

The impact of welfare reform on third sector care and support services in Scotland

IRISS, in partnership with Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS), commissioned research to understand how Scotland’s third sector care and support workforce is being affected by the welfare reforms introduced in 2012.

The report focuses on how welfare reform is affecting service demand and delivery of third sector social care and support services including: the impact on staff roles, welfare and wellbeing; and the impact on staff training needs.

Welfare reform: the impact on homelessness and tenancy sustainment for Scottish Housing Associations

Towards the end of 2013 evidence emerged in England and Wales that the recent cuts to Housing Benefit, coupled with the increase in Jobseekers Allowance sanctions, are putting some families at risk of losing their homes, in addition to impacting upon social landlords’ ability to prevent and alleviate homelessness.
 

Exploring the impacts of the UK government's welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work

Report that presents the findings of a research project, commissioned by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH), which explored the experiences of lone parents in a context of increasing 
benefit conditionality and welfare reform.

One year on: the impact of welfare reforms on housing association tenants

Report that provides detailed insight into how tenants have prepared for, and reacted to, the welfare reforms. The ten case studies provide real-life stories of the thought processes and experiences of tenants who have lived through changes to the welfare system.

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.

Scottish welfare fund statistics: 1st April to 31 December 2013

Publication that provides information on the Scottish Welfare Fund over the period 1 April 2013 to 31 December 2013.

Monitoring the use of discretionary housing payments in Scotland

Briefing that looks at how effectively local authorities have been in managing their DHP fund since budgets were increase, as well as considering each local authority’s DHP policy. The aim is to support local authorities in making the best use of their DHP budgets to help those affected by welfare cuts.