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.
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.
A briefing paper for DWP giving ideas from the frontline on how to improve Universal Credit rollout is the output from our latest Leading Lights network.
Leading Lights from councils, housing associations and welfare to work providers discussed welfare reform policy and its delivery at the House of Lords recently.