Deven Ghelani discussed Fintech and the Benefits System at a roundtable hosted by Lord Holmes of Richmond recently. He identifies 4 barriers to be overcome if using government data to prevent hardship is to be adopted more widely.
Julie Pitt, Director of Gateway Services at Croydon Council discusses how Croydon Council is using data to deliver better outcomes via their award-winning Gateway programme.
A new study by Policy in Practice for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner shows a dramatic increase in child vulnerability as a result of welfare reforms.
Haroon Chowdry, Head of Analysis, Children’s Commissioner’s Office, joined us to discuss how benefits data can help us understand child vulnerability. We shared findings from analysis we did for the CCO on the impact that welfare reforms will have.
A new tool is helping councils turn rich data into real help for low-income families. The new Living Standards Index for London, built by collaboration, reveals the capital’s pockets of poverty.
A tale of two councils: Luton and Barking and Dagenham use data insights to build residents’ resilience
Effective use of data insights can identify struggling households and offer proactive, tailored support to help boost their incomes before they hit crisis point. We see how Barking and Dagenham and Luton councils have taken different approaches to this challenge.
Hear guest speaker Allan Clark, Barnet Council, in conversation with Zoe Charlesworth and Megan Mclean, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit rolls out, we ask how should councils change their council tax reduction schemes, in order to protect their most vulnerable residents?
Leading local authorities joined our LIFT Dashboard user group to share how their data analytics work supports vulnerable residents. Read about projects that are driven by insights from their household level datasets.