Policy in Practice’s third Leading Lights Network event was sponsored by Lord Bird, founder of the Big Issue, and held at the House of Lords. The theme was preventing vulnerability, with a particular focus on the Homelessness Reduction Act. Read this summary of what was discussed.
Policy in Practice supports Lord Bird’s Creditworthiness Assessment Bill and its potential to tackle financial vulnerability. Councils can do more to prevent homelessness using their own data and, on 17 July, our next Leading Lights Network event at the House of Lords will hear how.
Michael and I married in 2013. He was diagnosed with MND aged 33 and passed away in January 2018. In the last year of his life I became his primary carer. Policy in Practice and the MND Association asked me to share my experience of MND and the benefits system.
On Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) awareness day 2018 we launch our report: The implications of Universal Credit on people living with motor neurone disease (MND), commissioned by the MND Association. This post highlights some of our findings.
Policy in Practice responds to the NAO’s Rolling out Universal Credit report with four constructive suggestions that DWP can implement immediately to improve Universal Credit so it delivers more value for money for taxpayers and claimants.
Guest speaker Bill Irvine, UC Advice & Advocacy, joined Deven Ghelani and Zoe Charlesworth, to discuss the impact of Universal Credit on rent collection. They covered what the latest policy updates mean for landlords and what practical steps they can take to help tenants and protect rental income.
Hear about our award winning work with Phoenix to vulnerable households deal with debt early whilst improving collection processes and reducing costs. With Carole Kenney, Phoenix, and Nick Rowe, London Borough of Ealing.
View slides and recording to hear about our work to proactively tackle homelessness using local predictors, developed with household data. With Claire Horton, Newcastle City Council.
Hostile environment immigration policies mean 7 million low income families must pass the Habitual Residency Test to claim Universal Credit.
Zoe Charlesworth looks at Temporary Accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) and Surplus Earnings welfare changes in April 2018.
Deven Ghelani and Lord Kirkwood visited Dover JCP to see how Universal Credit is operating on the frontline. They work with staff to help claimants.
The Phase Two findings of our Low Income Londoners and welfare reform project looks at how the benefit cap affected Londoners.