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DWP releases report on fraud and error in the benefit system

The UK Department for Work and Pensions has released the report, Fraud and error in the benefit system : background information and methodology (PDF 360kb). The report provides, “estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great … Continue reading

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Research briefing discusses cost of youth homelessness in Australia

The Centre for Social Impact has released a research briefing entitled, The cost of youth homelessness in Australia (PDF 1.7MB). The study, “reveals that that preventing young people from becoming homeless by strengthening and integrating school and youth services at … Continue reading

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Report by The Independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England released

The publication, The five year forward view for mental health : a report from the Independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England (PDF 2.6MB) has been released.  “The national strategy, which covers care and support for all ages, … Continue reading

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US report examines performance systems for social service programs

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has published the report, Building performance systems for social service programs : case studies in Tennessee (PDF 965kb). “Part 1 of this report examines performance-based contracts and their use by the State … Continue reading

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US research brief examines families and homelessness

A research brief published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services entitled, Are homeless families connected to the social safety net? (PDF 60kb) showed that, “sheltered homeless families access public benefits at rates equal to or greater … Continue reading

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UK parliamentary committee publishes response to report on the local welfare safety net

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has published the report, The local welfare safety net : Government response to the Committee’s Fifth report of Session 2015-2016 (PDF 210kb).

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UK Parliament releases report on health and disability assessments

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts  in the United Kingdom has released the report, Contracted out health and disability assessments (PDF 330kb). The report examined the use of contracting by the Department of Work and Pensions to perform, … Continue reading

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AHURI bulletin reports on Australian research on entries and exits from homelessness

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute have published a research and policy bulletin entitled, Better understanding entries and exits from homelessness (PDF 365kb). Key findings included the fact that, “among disadvantaged Australians the risk of homelessness is higher among people with … Continue reading

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Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman releases report on Income Maintenance Periods and Special Benefit

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has released the report, Income Maintenance Periods and Special Benefits (PDF 490kb). The report examined the “administration of Income Maintenance Periods and Special Benefit by the Department of Human Services’ Centrelink program and the policy instructions for … Continue reading

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Separate social security agency for Scotland

The article, Scotland to get separate social security agency when powers are transferred, discusses the establishment of a separate social security agency for Scotland which will be, “directly accountable to Scottish ministers.”

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