October 2015
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Welcome to Issue 5 of our project newsletter

We're starting our second wave of interviews! Many thanks to our 480 volunteers taking part in this long term study. Our team have presented our work at a variety of events recently too. Here's our latest news - and take a look at our website where it's even easier to leave your comments now. And for really up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter @WelCond. Get in touch by email.

Australia visit Team members Sharon Wright and Alasdair Stewart joined our Director Peter Dwyer for academic presentations in Australia recently. Peter also delivered this year's prestigious Sir Roland Wilson public lecture. View his slides on UK welfare conditionality.
More interviews We're starting the second round of our interviews with welfare service users, to see how they are getting on since last year. Interviewees - if you've moved recently, please get in touch with your new details.
Dilemmas of localisation  Guest writer Deven Ghelani from Policy in Practice asks what makes a good local welfare support and conditionality scheme.
Disabled people and back-to-work support Our PhD research student Joanne Brown explores the influence of advisers on  ESA claimants' experiences.
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Scottish welfare issues Scotland has suffered much pain for not much gain on welfare reform, say guest writers Tina Beatty and Steve Fothergill from Sheffield Hallam University.
How does conditionality work? That was Peter Dwyer's theme at a Social Policy Association roundtable in September. Professor Dwyer outlined to stakeholders and policymakers what conditionality means within the welfare system.
Ireland's conditionality connnection Guest writers Tom Boland and Ray Griffin chart the Irish welfare pathway in a guest blog. Introducing active labour market policies was a break with previous government policy, they find.

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


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