Category Archives: Welfare

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Uncategorized, Welfare | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Australian paper on barriers to a simpler welfare system

Don Arthur presented a paper at the symposium on Reform and Rhetoric in Australian Social Policy entitled, Why can’t we have a simple welfare system?  “For over 50 years, individual economists, along with various government reviews, have proposed radically simplifying … Continue reading

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Welfare | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Service Delivery, Welfare | Tagged , , | Comments Off