Universal Credit transition support
How the LIFT Dashboard can help you support vulnerable households as they move onto Universal Credit.
In the meantime …
As Universal Credit rollout continues, Policy in Practice is helping councils to track and have visibility over around half (40%-60%) of all households on Universal Credit.
Families are tracked through their Council Tax Support claim data, meaning it is focused on the lowest income households on Universal Credit. Our advanced analytics engine enables us to learn more about the household, and match families to past records.
Local authorities will continue to have a statutory responsibility to support their most vulnerable households, even as Universal Credit rolls out. They will be supporting pension age households, and families in temporary, emergency and supported accommodation through Housing Benefit, and need to have sight of those on Universal Credit as well.
Policy in Practice’s Leading Lights Network is engaging with DWP on how to make relevant information on Universal Credit claimants available to councils, and other government departments. We have shown how this data can be used to make government services better targeted, and help improve outcomes.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.