April 2016
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Welcome to Issue 7 of our project newsletter

Thank you for subscribing! We're getting ready to launch and discuss the 'first wave' findings from our ongoing study. See all the details below. We're also continuing our series of blogs and postings on topical issues from team members and guests. Click through to see them on our website where it's even easier to leave your comments now. For really up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter @WelCond. Get in touch by email.

Findings launch London 12 May We are launching our first wave findings at a policy event, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. This event is fully booked. Email us to join the waiting list.

Greater Manchester event 17 June  Our regional event in Salford's MediaCityUK will focus on 'Voices from Greater Manchester' and feature findings from this area of our fieldwork. This event on is supported by Making Research Count at the University of Salford. More details and booking

Glasgow event 27 May  Findings from our study relevant to the welfare benefit system in Scotland will be the focus of this event. It's run in partnership with Policy Scotland's Welfare Reform Network at the University of Glasgow. Email us for more details.
Edinburgh event  An event focused on our homelessness findings, led by our Heriot Watt University research team, will also take place. Email us for details.

York event 7 July This event, hosted with Making Research Count at the University of York, will feature findings relevant to practitioners. More details and booking
Guest blogs 'Battling the bedroom tax' is the topic of Jed Meers' blog looking at the implications of the recent Supreme Court hearing and upcoming judgment. Read more
And for a view from Australia, read Shelley Bielefield's 'Cashless welfare card experiments' on the controversial policy to replace cash payments.
First wave findings: publications  We'll be setting out our key 'first wave' findings across the nine policy and service areas we're studying on 12 May. There will be an overview to draw together the main themes. The papers will be available on our website.
Initial findings: housing Our initial findings on social housing have been published. The research by Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Dr Beth Watts from Heriot Watt University focuses on fixed-term tenancies in social housing. Read more
PhD students' event  A fantastic two days of presentations by our eight PhD students covered topics from family intervention to faith based homelessness services, migration to Universal Credit, all linked through the theme of welfare conditionality. See their presentations
Evidence submission Our project has given evidence to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into ‘in-work progression’ within Universal Credit. More details

The support of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is gratefully acknowledged


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