welfare state

Analysis to explore how far patterns of change in public attitudes to poverty and welfare relate to (and may be explained by) political and economic developments and experiences, both at the individual and societal level.

One of a series of papers prepared in the context of our second 'conversation' , funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), on issues related to possible constitutional change in Scotland.

Committee for Social Development's report on the Welfare Reform Bill, together with the minutes of proceedings of the committee relating to the report, and the minutes of evidence.

One of a series of papers prepared in the context of our second 'conversation' , funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), on issues related to possible constitutional change in Scotland.

It summarises proposals for welfare devolution and how the provision of welfare can be simplified in order for users to better understand the source of the benefits they receive, and the constitutional rationale behind them.

Report that focuses on the initial perceptions of the impacts on landlords prior to the introduction of welfare reform changes. It includes a profile of the housing association sector in England, covering information which will help to clarify which associations might be disproportionately affected by changes, and a summary of the potential impacts on housing association landlords from the available literature.

Website which provides research publications on the topic of social welfare policy, including information on children and families; older adults; people with disabilities; minority groups; community development and regeneration; welfare benefits; employment, education, health, housing and social services; and offenders and the criminal justice service.

Document that offers an insight into the implications of welfare reform on services in Scotland.

Briefing paper that shows how changes to welfare are now exacerbating the underlying challenges and driving up demand for local services, as people’s incomes fall and access to support, such as childcare and social care, is reduced. It presents some of the unfolding stories, testimonies and case studies of the people and groups living and working in an age of uncertainty and austerity.

Report that seeks to quantify the potential scale of the proposed reforms and to consider the potential direct and indirect financial impacts on the HA/Co-op sector in Scotland. It does not seek to offer a definitive guide or detailed analysis of each and every reform.