Category Archives: Welfare

UK government launches Digital Friends initiative

The news item, Civil service ‘Digital Friends’ to help get the UK online, discusses the launch of the Digital Friends initiative which aims to, “recruit civil servants to share skills with friends, family and neighbours and help them get online.”

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ABS released projections of the number of households, families and living arrangement types for 2011-2036

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the publication, Household and Family Projections, Australia, 2011 to 2036.  

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UK think tank publishes audit report on the Big Society

UK think tank, Civil exchange has released a report entitled, Whose society? : the final Big Society audit (PDF 2.4MB). The report concluded that, “despite some genuinely positive initiatives, the Big Society has failed to deliver against its original goals.” … Continue reading

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Uk government releases response to the first independent review of Personal Independence Payment

The Department for Work and Pensions has released the Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment (PDF 250kb). The  independent review examined issues under three main themes; “improving the claimant experience, further evidence, and the effectiveness … Continue reading

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UK government response to the Work Capability Review released

The Department for Work and Pensions has published the government response to Dr Paul Litchfield’s independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). The publication, entitled, Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – Year Five … Continue reading

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Review of Australia’s Welfare System

The Australian Government released the Final Report into the review of Australia’s welfare system entitled, A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes. “The review’s purpose has been to identify how to make Australia’s welfare system fairer, more effective, … Continue reading

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Australian study on the cost of youth homelessness released

A report entitled, The cost of youth homelessness in Australia study. Snapshot report 1 (PDF 4.7MB) has been released. Described as, “the first national youth homelessness study of its kind in Australia”, the study aims to, “better inform policy makers and … Continue reading

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New report examines labour force partipation in the UK of those aged 50 and over

The International Longevity Centre – UK has released the report, The missing million : pathways back into employment (PDF 390kb). The report, “examines the paths that older people take as they seek re-employment, shedding light on these journeys and identifying … Continue reading

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ABS releases publication on psychological disability

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the publication, Psychological Disability, 2012.  The publication, “presents information from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). The SDAC is designed to measure the prevalence of disability in Australia, as well … Continue reading

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OECD releases preliminary version of social impact investment report

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the report, Social impact investment : building the evidence base (PDF 2.9mb). “This report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to … Continue reading

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