A comprehensive presentation of the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with a new benefit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
It gathers together existing information and analyses over 500 group responses to the Government’s Response to Disability Living Allowance reform (obtained under FOI request 989).
The report is entirely written, researched, funded and supported by sick and disabled people, who came together through social media to share their experiences, skills and talents.
Paper that outlines the practical case for retaining a local authority funded education welfare service (also sometimes known as the education or school social work service) which has with a clear remit for providing support to children and young people who are at risk of poor educational outcomes due to their poor attendance and behaviour.
Report commissioned by the Legal Action Group, and funded by the Baring Foundation, to investigate the impact of the proposed legal aid reforms on disabled people.
Research paper 11/48 published on 8 June 2011 by the House of Commons Library. This is an account of the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Welfare Reform Bill. It complements Research Papers 11/23 and 11/24, prepared for the Commons Second Reading debate.
Discussion paper from the Centre for Welfare Reform first presented at the Tizard Memorial Lecture, 4th March 2011.
Bill No 154 of Session 2010-11. RESEARCH PAPER 11/24 published 7 March 2011. The Welfare Reform Bill provides for the introduction of a “Universal Credit” to replace a range of existing means-tested benefits and tax credits for people of working age, starting from 2013. The Bill follows the November 2010 White Paper, Universal Credit: welfare that works, which set out the Government’s proposals for reforming welfare to improve work incentives, simplify the benefits system and tackle administrative complexity.
Part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research series, Professor David Donnison from the University of Glasgow, speaks about advocacy services in Scotland.
Paper discussing the positive and negative impacts on children and families of welfare reform in the United States and arguing that reform can be a means to enhance child well-being provided it is driven by research.
Providing tailored one-to-one support to help people back into work has been central to the UK Government's reform of the welfare system. This report argues that a new examination is needed on the role of personal advisers. The report is based on focus groups with service users, in-depth interviews with advisers, surveys of personal advisers and employment providers and a review of the literature. Qualitative analysis is presented to show changes in the ratio of Job Centre Plus advisers to the number of interviews they conducted since the recession began.
This podcast is taken from the Scottish Policy Innovation Forum and presents Martin Powell talking about citizens, clients and consumers in the welfare state.