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.
Early intervention is vital to keep children out of poverty and linking datasets can build a better picture of child vulnerability. Directors of Children’s Services and Heads of Revenues and Benefits can identify need, target support and track change using their linked data.
Significant benefits changes are on their way. We look at 5 key policy changes coming up and outline how, using data analysis, councils can proactively tackle vulnerability now.
Croydon Council’s Community Connect/Food Stop initiative is shortlisted for an LGC Award 2019. Jade Alsop goes behind the scenes at Community Connect/Food Stop and looks at the successes achieved to date.
Leading local authorities met recently at our quarterly LIFT Dashboard user group to share their experiences and the successes they’ve had to turn their analysis into impact. Read about the 7 opportunities the group identified to increase impact using a LIFT Dashboard.
Listen back to our webinar to hear guest speaker Clive Jones, Luton Borough Council, talk about why modelling the impacts of different options is the key to designing a new Council Tax Support scheme, and the importance of Member involvement.
Policy in Practice today gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee about the impact of the lower benefit cap. This post summarises some of the key points presented before MPs, based on our experience of supporting local welfare providers on the front line.
Policy in Practice has been working closely with Luton Borough Council, in collaboration with service design agency UsCreates, to build a proactive and data-led approach to tackling homelessness. In this blog post we share 7 lessons learned so far.