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MNDA Motor Neurone Disease
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people living with MND. We want to understand how the introduction of Universal Credit will affect people living with MND, their carers and their families, in order to inform the advocacy, advice and support we provide around this issue. Policy in Practice’s expertise and insight will help us to ensure we can continue to provide the best possible support to all those affected by MND who are impacted by the transition to Universal Credit.
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Recent commissions include analysis on how the internal resources required for a County Council will change with the introduction of Universal Credit. A group of housing associations have commissioned us to analyse how people living in supported housing will be affected by Universal Credit. Another housing association asked us to model flexible rents for tenants.

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Trust for London - Tackling Poverty and Inequality

Low Income Londoners and Welfare Reform

With support from Trust for London Policy in Pracice is tracking around one million low-income Londoners across 19 boroughs to understand the causes and consequences of poverty. Our household level approach brings together anonymised data sets from different councils in order to track income, employment and poverty over time. Phases one and two of the 18 month project are now complete. We’ve combined data from 19 London boroughs on 575,000 low income households. Over 550,000 adults and 350,000 children live in these households, representing 27% of the overall population living in these boroughs.


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Consultation response: Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit

The Government recently proposed new criteria for eligibility to free school meals under Universal Credit. It is our view that the proposal, as it stands, does not meet the objectives of Universal Credit which is to make work pay. Our consultation response set out our main reservations about the current proposal, together with a suggested solution.

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