The LIFT Platforms lets you identify the
drivers of poverty and build resilience

So you can get the right support to those
who need help the most

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Data is central to building the case for change. We need to understand how well we’re doing. Policy in Practice is helping us track the outcomes of the people we’ve been working with and compare them to people we’ve not engaged, to evidence the impact of our new approach.
Mark FowlerLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Administrative datasets can yield powerful insights that give a fuller picture, and help drive change. LIFT allows local authorities to combine their datasets with our policy engine to make better decisions.

You can see how individual households are impacted by policy changes, now and in the future. Use the information to identify the most vulnerable families, target support to them, and track the change

Our local authority clients use LIFT to

  • Tackle problem debt and arrears
  • Maximise the income of households
  • Evidence return on investment in support
  • Identify and support families at risk of eviction
  • Avoid unnecessary cost by preventing hardship
  • Limit and mitigate the local impact of COVID-19
  • Understand current and future demand for services

LIFT lets you explore your data over time

You can identify people in danger of crisis before it hits and target support where it will be most effective, preventing hardship. Then track changes to see which of your activities are working.

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Working with households in debt

How the LIFT Dashboard can help you support people in debt.

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Case study: A tale of debt prevention in two cities

Policy in Practice carried out analysis using the Low Income Family Tracker (LIFT) platform. By identifying, analysing and tracking changes in household income and arrears on a monthly basis, councils improved customer engagement, targeted support proactively, and were able to see each customer’s journey on a single screen.

LIFT tracked households in Barking and Dagenham and Newcastle. Both councils took different approaches to support their individual cohorts. LIFT compared these households to a control group to show whether arrears fell more than similar households, and to prove the effectiveness of the intervention.

Average arrears per household in Newcastle fell by 65%, in Barking and Dagenham by 29%
Average arrears per household in Newcastle fell by £160, in Barking and Dagenham by £1,081

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