May 2016
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Special edition: our first wave research findings

Last week we launched the first wave findings from our ongoing research into welfare conditionality. All the papers are listed here for easy access. Plus there's news of our series of events and our evidence to parliament. Don't forget you can leave comments on our website. For really up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter @WelCond. Get in touch by email.

Findings launch London 12 May A tremendous turnout for our event, and excellent debate on all aspects of welfare and conditionality. Many thanks to guests Fran Parry and Matt Oakley, and chair Chris Goulden. The findings papers:
Papers on each policy area:
Anti-social behaviour
Disabled people
Lone parents
Social tenants
Universal Credit
Media tell our findings stories  A feature in the Guardian newspaper gave a taster of our findings before the launch. The Independent ran a news story, and the Guardian also included our evidence to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee in its news coverage.
Housing findings cited Lords debating the Housing and Planning Bill cited our initial findings on fixed term tenancies in social housing. The research by our team at  Heriot Watt University found widespread anxiety among tenants on FTTs. Read more
Evidence on in-work progression cited  The Commons Work and Pensions Committee cited our evidence in its report on 'in-work progression' within Universal Credit. Read our submission.
Glasgow event 9 June  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. More details and booking

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

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
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.

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


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