Why can some people escape poverty and others can’t?
Join this webinar to hear the first wave of findings
In late December 2016, finance practitioners from councils throughout London gathered at Policy in Practice’s office to hear about an ambitious project to track income, employment and poverty for over half a million low-income households across London. The purpose of the project? To understand how those households are impacted by welfare reforms and other government policies over the course of nearly two years.
With the support of Trust for London, the project will show which local support programmes are best at tackling poverty in the capital. It will identify the characteristics of households in poverty, revealing why some people can escape, and others can’t.
You will hear initial findings about:
- Affordable housing and the costs of the housing crisis on families and local authorities
- In-work poverty and the changing nature of employment among low income Londoners
- Barriers to work and, specifically, the provision of affordable childcare
- The effectiveness of local welfare provision (such as Discretionary Housing Payments and other hardship funds) in supporting families towards greater independence