Category Archives: Welfare

UK report investigates welfare sanctions

Joseph Rowntree Foundation has released a summary report entitled, Welfare sanctions and conditionality in the UK (PDF 300kb).  “This paper examines the efficacy and ethicality of conditional forms of welfare. It considers existing evidence about how effective welfare conditionality is … Continue reading

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UK Parliamentary committee report expresses “concerns” at reset rating of Universal Credit project

The House of Commons, Committee of Public Accounts report, Major Projects Authority (PDF 145kb) was released on 16 July, 2014. The report included the following statement,  “We are particlularly concerned that the decision to award a ‘reset’ rating to the … Continue reading

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Independent evaluation of the Social Work Practice with Adults (SWPwA) pilots released

The Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London has released the report, Evaluation of the Social Work Practices with Adults Pilots. Final report (PDF 2.5MB). “SWPwAs can be defined as organisations independent of local authorities that are contracted … Continue reading

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Report examines how to unlock social value

A report published by Social Enterprise UK entitled, Communities count : the four steps to unlocking social value (PDF 1.9MB), examines, “how housing associations and local authorities are creating social value in the services they commission and provide.”

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UK Early Action Taskforce report released

The Early Action Taskforce, comprised of a group of third sector, business and public sector leaders, has released the report, Towards effective prevention : practical steps for the next government (PDF 820kb). The report, “briefs politicians on early action – … Continue reading

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UK government publishes response to independent review of jobseekers allowance sanctions

The UK government has published the report, Government’s response to the Independent review of the operation of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions validated by the Jobseekers Act 2013 (PDF 270kb). The Independent review of the operation of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions validated by … Continue reading

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Report examines Veterans Benefit Administration claims processing

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the report, VA disability claims processing : preliminary observations on accuracy rates and quality assurance activities (PDF 220kb). The report, “discusses initial observations from its ongoing review of VBA’s quality assurance … Continue reading

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New Zealand Parliamentary Library releases paper on homelessness

The New Zealand Parliamentary Library have published the research paper, Homelessness in New Zealand (PDF 470kb). “The paper examines homelessness in New Zealand, particularly those livingwithout shelter and temporary accomodation given thst can experience health problems. The paper first provides … Continue reading

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DWP releases report on work capability assessment

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in the United Kingdom has published the report, Evidence based review of the Work Capability Assessment : a study of assessments for employment and support allowance (PDF 2.2mb). “The Evidence Based Review of … Continue reading

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Paper examines use of Social Impact Bonds in continental Europe

The paper, Establishing social impact bonds in continental Europe (PDF 1.7mb) authored by Thomas Dermine and published by Harvard University, aims to, “investigate potential hurdles and practical solutions to leverage the Social Impact Bond model to provide quality social services … Continue reading

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