Website of stories that depicts the impact that welfare reform will have on people.
Report written on behalf of the Campaign for a Fair Society, which analyses the impact of the cuts on disabled people.
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.
Research into experiences of lone parents in rural Fife conducted in partnership with Fife Gingerbread. Volunteers from the Fife Gingerbread Buddy programme with experience of lone parenthood were trained as peer researchers and were involved in all stages of the research project, the design, fieldwork and analysis.
The research sought to explore and understand lone parent’s quality of life within rural communities of Fife.
Paper that is the first instalment of a three-part series on welfare. It examines the impacts of the UK Government’s welfare cuts and reforms. Subsequent papers will look at how Scotland uses existing powers better to improve prospects for learning and work, as well as exploring the potential for additional powers and the principles which should underline a progressive approach to welfare.
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.
Universal Credit (UC) will replace means-tested benefits and tax credits for people out of work or on low incomes, and transform the system of service delivery. But will UC improve service delivery and incentives to work, and reduce the complexity of the system?
This study found support for reform, but identified risks that need addressing if UC is to bring about genuine improvements for all service users.
The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 28th June 2012 and received Royal Assent on 7th August 2012.
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by regulations in consequence of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (in respect of matters other than reserved matters).
Paper that describes the background to personalisation and then goes on to oﬀer an analysis of the diﬀerent policy options that will open up citizens, professionals, families, communities and policy-makers to its potential.