Category Archives: Welfare

UK article announces projected date of Universal Credit roll-out

An article in Central Government News, written by Neil Merrett and entitled, IDS: Universal Credit roll-out could be complete by 2018, states “Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has told a parliamentary select committee that the Universal Credit benefit … Continue reading

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NAO publishes departmental overview report for the Department for Work and Pensions

The National Audit Office (NAO) have published a report, The performance of the Department for Work and Pensions 2013-14 (PDF 475kb). “The purpose of this report is to provide the Work & Pensions Select Committee with a summary of the … Continue reading

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Uk thinktank releases report on the Work Programme

Uk thinktank, Policy Exchange have released a report entitled, Work 2.0 : helping the hardest to help : targeted assistance, inventives and the Work Programme (PDF 2.4mb). The report, “provides a blueprint for how the Work Programme should be improved, … Continue reading

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DWP report on Fit for Work service published

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released the research report, Exploring future GP referral to Fit for Work (PDF 630kb). “The aim of this study was to provide an estimate of the likely proportion of eligible employees … Continue reading

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The Stronger Families in Australia research report published

The Australian Insistute of Family Studies (AIFS) have released the research report, The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) Study : Phase 2 (PDF 1.7MB). The report, “presents the results of Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study, … Continue reading

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UK government releases Universal Credit evaluation report

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have published the research report, Universal Credit pathfinder evaluation (PDF 350kb). “The Pathfinder Evaluation aimed to examine UC as delivered in the Pathfinder to assess what was working well, what needed to improve … Continue reading

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Mental Health Commission of New South Wales releases inaugural mental health report

The Mental Health Commission of New South Wales has released its inaugural report, Living well : putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW : a report (PDF 69MB). The report, “is a companion document to the … Continue reading

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AIHW releases housing outcomes report for groups vulnerable to homelessness

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the report, Housing outcomes for groups vulnerable to homelessness, 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2013 (PDF 780 kb). The report, “examines four cohorts vulnerable to homelessness and the differences … Continue reading

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UK publication on Social Value Act updated

The UK Cabinet Office has updated a publication entitled, Social Value Act: information and resources. “This publication provides an overview of the Act and includes: sources of help and support for people who commission and provide public services; case studies … Continue reading

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Media release announces review of UK Social Value Act

The UK Cabinet Office and the Hon. Brooks Newmark, Minister for Civil Society, have issued a media release entitled, Government reviews ground-breaking Social Value Act, in which is stated “The Social Value Act improves the way taxpayers’ money is spent … Continue reading

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