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Universal Credit: Making Universal Credit Work for People Facing Homelessness

Crisis, the homelessness charity, has called for better partnership working between housing and employment services. We heard from Saskia Neibig, Policy and Public Affairs Officer at Crisis about the benefits of training Jobcentre staff on housing issues, as well as the successes of pilot partnerships between Jobcentres and Crisis.

Universal Credit: Supporting Residents out of Poverty in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets in East London is a borough with a stark contrast between wealth and deprivation. We heard from Cllr Mufeedah Bustin, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion at Tower Hamlets Council about how the council are working to lift residents out of poverty and improve life outcomes.

Universal Credit: Improving the Experience of Universal Credit Claimants

Even though many people use Universal Credit as a tool to keep them out of poverty, many people in the UK still live below the poverty line. The Child Poverty Action Group shared their recommendations for improving the Universal Credit system to protect families from deprivation.

Making Universal Credit Work for People Facing Homelessness

Homelessness charity Crisis has called for better partnership working between Jobcentres and Housing Services. This case study looks at the work Crisis have done to train Jobcentre staff to be better equipped to help those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Tower Hamlets: Supporting Residents out of Poverty

Tower Hamlets is a London borough with a stark contrast between both wealth and poverty. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to poverty in the borough This case study outlines the work of Tower Hamlets Council in supplementing the incomes of those living in poverty.

Flaws in the System: Making Universal Credit Work Better for Claimants

More than 5.8 million people in England, Scotland and Wales are currently claiming Universal Credit (UC). The Child Poverty Action Group have identified flaws in the UC system which they argue are contributing to child poverty in the UK. This article examines why poverty is increasing and highlights what needs to change.