Sanctions, support and behaviour change: understanding the role and impact of welfare conditionality

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Social Policy Social Work

Abstract

In the UK the use of conditional welfare arrangements that combine elements of sanction and support which aim to 'correct' the 'problematic' behaviour of certain welfare recipients are now an established part of welfare, housing, criminal justice and immigration systems. A strong mainstream political consensus exists in favour of conditionality, whereby many welfare entitlements are increasingly dependent on citizens first agreeing to meet particular compulsory duties or patterns of approved behaviour. Conditionality is currently embedded in a broad range of policy arenas (including unemployment benefit systems, family intervention projects, street homelessness interventions, social housing, and asylum legislation) and its use is being extended to cover previously exempt groups e.g. lone parents and disability benefit recipients. However, assumptions about the benefits and usefulness of conditionality in changing the behaviour of social welfare recipients remain largely untested.
This project has two key aims. First, to advance understanding about the role of conditionality in promoting and sustaining behaviour change among a diversity of welfare recipients over time. Second, to consider the circumstances in which the use of conditionality may, or may not, be ethically justified. We aim to address gaps in existing knowledge by establishing an original and comprehensive evidence base on the efficacy and ethicality of conditionality across a range of social policy fields and diverse groups of welfare service users.
We will use a range of methods to achieve these aims. Initially, we will review relevant literature, statistical data sources and policy documents. To help inform and critically interrogate our approach, we have secured the involvement of leading international scholars who will participate in a series of expert panel seminars convened in the early stages of the study. We will also conduct 'consultation workshops' with welfare recipients and practitioners to feed into research design (these workshops will be held again towards the end of the study to reflect on emerging findings). Following on from this we will undertake fieldwork with three sets of respondents:
1. semi-structured interviews with 40 'elite' policymakers;
2. 24 focus groups (with 6-10 respondents) with frontline welfare practitioners who implement policy; and
3. repeat qualitative longitudinal interviews with a diverse sample of 400 welfare recipients who are subject to conditionality. Each person will be interviewed three times giving a total of 1200 interviews.
The elite interviews will explore the reasons why policymakers introduce conditional welfare policies and their understandings of how they might promote behavioural change. The focus groups will consider both what frontline practitioners think should happen (ethically) and what they think would/does happen (in practice) when conditionality is implemented. The three rounds of repeat qualitative longitudinal interviews with welfare recipients will provide a meaningful way to examine the transitions, adaptations and coping strategies of individuals subject to conditionality, how these may change over time, and why there may be diverse outcomes for different people.
Fieldwork will take place in a variety of locations in England and Scotland, including the cities of London, Manchester, Salford, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh. This will allow for a comparative analysis of the interplay between shared social security law and the different policy and legal frameworks on housing, homelessness and criminal justice that exist in England and Scotland. All interviews will be audio recorded and transcribed (with permission). The new data generated will then be analysed to explore commonalities and differences between the perspectives of policymakers, frontline workers and welfare recipients. Findings will be disseminated to policymaker, practitioner, academic and welfare service user audiences.

Planned Impact

The issue of conditionality, and how it can be combined most appropriately with support, is central to current welfare debates, but existing evidence on the effectiveness and ethicality of conditional interventions is very weak. This study will generate the first comprehensive and independent evidence base on the long-term impacts of welfare conditionality (and allied forms of support) on the behaviour and well-being of a range of recipients. Outputs will become primary reference points for an array of stakeholders, informing the development of public services, policy and practice, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of policy interventions and the quality of life of some of society's most marginalised people.

Who will benefit?
The study will have clear benefits for policy makers working across a spectrum of fields (including social welfare, housing, criminal justice, health, migration, and social services) at national and local levels in the UK. It is also likely to be of great interest to policy-makers internationally (especially elsewhere in the English-speaking world) given the resonance of concerns about (intensifying) welfare conditionality in other developed economies.

The findings will be invaluable to public and third sector service providers, as well as to campaigning bodies at local, national and international scales. They will, for example, provide an evidence base of great value to local authorities, non-governmental organisations, charities and community groups supporting a broad spectrum of vulnerable groups. Perhaps most importantly, the research will benefit people in receipt of welfare benefits and services, most notably homeless people, social housing tenants, individuals/families subject to ASBOs/family intervention projects, migrants, lone parents, unemployed people, disabled people and offenders. Many will have had traumatic backgrounds and face multiple forms of disadvantage, which may be compounded by inappropriate or unethical applications of sanctions or other forms of conditionality. Conversely, they may benefit from well-designed and evidenced interventions which combine supportive and conditional elements.

How will they benefit?
Policy makers, service providers and advocacy groups will benefit via the development of a robust evidence base on the actual impacts (positive and negative, intended and unintended) of conditional welfare interventions on different groups. The research will enhance understanding of the likely outcomes of particular combinations of sanctions and support, and modes of delivery, as well as the ethicality of these in given circumstances. It will highlight the continuities and discontinuities in how conditionality is conceived and applied, and its impacts, across different welfare fields. Policy makers, practitioners and advocacy groups will thus be in a much better position to devise and promote effective, and ethically sound, policy and service interventions. The research is particularly timely in the current era of austerity when the need to ensure that publicly-resourced interventions are effective and represent good value for money is of crucial importance.

Welfare recipients will benefit in the long term from the development of policies and services that are proven to be effective at promoting and sustaining positive behaviour change. The research will enable better design and implementation of interventions targeted at specific groups so as to maximise positive outcomes and mitigate potential harm or unintended consequences. The array of potential outcomes for recipients is extensive, but might include, for example: increased engagement with supportive interventions where individuals had previously been 'service resistant'; improved skills, confidence and motivation to (re)engage in work; reduction or cessation in involvement with activities that are harmful to themselves or others (e.g. substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and/or criminal recidivism).

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
ES/K002163/1 01/03/2013 30/06/2013 £2,051,964
ES/K002163/2 Transfer ES/K002163/1 01/07/2013 31/03/2019 £2,070,075
 
Title Anti-social behaviour and family interventions 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/286343316
 
Title Benefit sanctions are far too harsh. Here's why supporting people works better 
Description Five minute video with animated segments disseminating key project findings in accessible format 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/313767939
 
Title Gender and welfare conditionality 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact https://vimeo.com/285839775 
URL https://vimeo.com/285839775
 
Title Lone parents 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/285975479
 
Title Migrants and welfare conditionality 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/286324425
 
Title Our disability findings 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/286326905
 
Title Our final findings overview 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/286368686
 
Title Podcast: Defining Welfare Conditionality 
Description A brief introduction to Welfare Conditionality, with definitions provided by speakers at the project event 'Conceptualising and Justifying Conditionality' 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Increased traffic to the project website 
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/about-our-research/what-is-welfare-conditionality/
 
Title Podcast: Discussing Welfare Conditionality 
Description Video where participants discuss their own personal views of conditionality. Recorded with speakers from the project event 'Conceptualising and Justifying Conditionality?' 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Increased traffic to the project website 
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/about-our-research/what-is-welfare-conditionality/
 
Title Project website video: PhD Student Emily Ball 
Description A short video introducing the PhD research of Emily Ball 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Increased activity on the project website 
URL https://vimeo.com/129532606
 
Title Project website video: PhD Student Fiona Jackson 
Description A short video introducing the PhD research of Fiona Jackson 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Increased activity on the project website 
URL https://vimeo.com/130867579
 
Title Project website video: PhD Student Larissa Povey 
Description A short video introducing the PhD research of Larissa Povey 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Increased activity on the project website 
URL https://vimeo.com/129532608
 
Title Project website video: PhD Student Regina Serpa 
Description A short video introducing the PhD research of Regina Serpa 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Increased activity on the project website 
URL https://vimeo.com/129532609
 
Title Social housing: fixed term tenancies 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/285249402
 
Title Social security in Scotland 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/285988402
 
Title Support not sanctions helps disabled people into work 
Description Five minute video with animated segments disseminating key project findings in accessible format 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/313767866
 
Title Universal Credit 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/286330654
 
Title Universal Credit - mending the fatal conditionality fault 
Description Five minute video with animated segments disseminating key project findings in accessible format 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/313767808
 
Title Video: Video: 'Welfare conditionality: families and children', 20 October 2017 
Description WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer made a video to discuss this aspect of our project research findings, for transmission at the Good Shepherd event in Melbourne, Australia, and subsequently freely available via our project website. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video was well received at the event and the Good Shepherd organisation has suggested further collaborations over time. 
URL https://vimeo.com/246809343
 
Title Video: Welfare: what's all the fuss about? 
Description Original video by University of Salford media student Peter Begg concerning social security benefits and his personal experiences as a disabled person in receipt of ESA. Video copyright granted to WelCond. Shown at event and made available via website 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Video warmly received by disability organisations and individuals. Shown at event where policy actors present (Salford WelCond event) 
 
Title Welfare conditionality and offenders 
Description Short twitter video explaining key findings to a general audience 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for further information/retweets to wider audience 
URL https://vimeo.com/286318672
 
Title Work with art and design dept, L Scullion, University of Salford 1 Feb 17 
Description WelCond researcher Dr L Scullion commissioned someone to produce a graphic novel for linked project FiMF (see separate entry). Also talked to students about WelCond, gave them links to the website and first wave findings. Some are now using WelCond reports and publicly available information as the basis of some of their project work. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Work is ongoing. 
 
Description WelCond investigated the effectiveness of conditional welfare benefits (that mix elements of sanction and support) in helping people enter or progress within the paid labour market
over time (ibid, 2018). The research also considered ethicality in the system. Three elements of fieldwork inform the project; including interviews with policymakers and focus groups with practitioners. Additionally, at the heart of the project, is a qualitative, longitudinal repeat panel study conducted with a diversity of welfare service users to enable data grounded in the perceptions, experiences and expectations of those subject to welfare conditionality to inform future policy and practice. A total of 1,082 repeat panel study interviews were undertaken (2014 to 2017) with people from cities and towns in England and Scotland.

In 2018 the project published its Final Findings and policy recommendations, which received wide national and international attention and were delivered in advance, by
agreement, direct to DWP senior policy staff. The Westminster launch was supported with public events in England and Scotland, attended by a range of high-level policy
influencers, campaigners, representative organisations and practitioners, and supported by a successful media campaign.

Key findings include:
? Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective in facilitating people's entry into or progression within the paid labour market over
time.
? Recurrent short-term movements between various insecure jobs, interspersed with periods of unemployment, are routine.
? For a substantial minority, welfare conditionality regularly initiates and sustains a range of negative behaviour changes and outcomes
? Provision of appropriate and meaningful support, rather than sanction, is pivotal in triggering and sustaining both paid employment and positive change such as the
reduction of anti-social or problematic behaviours.

In addition, the findings drew attention to extreme personal hardship, worsened mental and physical health, and sometimes destitution caused by sanctions. The project had
previously raised detailed concerns from its findings including the high cost of the benefits service telephone line, long waits under Universal Credit for initial payment, delays in
payment and lack of a sanctions warning system and recommended more training for work coaches, and bringing forward publication of sanctions and research trial data.
The project recommended:
? An immediate end to sanctioning of disabled and vulnerable people
? A rebalancing of the social security system towards support and away from sanctions
? A fundamental review of the wider conditionality system.
Please refer to Dwyer, P. (2018) Final Findings Overview breifing paper for fuller insights
Exploitation Route The WelCond project has established important findings on what works and does not work in the welfare system. Policymakers and senior practitioners from several countries have shown strong interest in the project and its findings, and have shown every intention of carrying the findings through into practice, by whatever powers they have available. WelCond has also helped to shape the public discourse on the efficacy and ethics of welfare conditionality in recent years; its non-academic outputs and publications have been warmly received and we expect will continue to be taken up by members of the public, third sector organisations and others who are campaigning for change in the welfare system.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/publications/final-findings-report/
 
Description WelCond findings have achieved demonstrable political and policy influence with a range of stakeholders at national, international and supra national levels. Successes have included the use of findings and evidence by UK governments and all-party committees to inform specific policies and recommendations e.g. within the UK, and Scottish parliaments and the Welsh Assembly, the Scottish Government, Isle of Man Government, debate on welfare condtionality in Australia at national and state level. Addtionally, the Project's insights and findings have been used and cited by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty in the UK and disseminated to senior researchers at the OECD in Paris. WelCond has achieved secondary impact by influencing major reports and actions by organisations working to ameliorate negative effects of sanctions and mandatory support in the welfare system. Examples include: - Professor Dwyer was called to give oral evidence to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee's two inquiries into benefit sanctions (2015 and 2018) and the project's evidence was cited in the resulting reports. - WelCond was invited to give evidence in person and in writing to the UN Special Rapporteur's UK inquiry (2018). The evidence was cited in his report, and a WelCond recommendation for an independent review of sanctions and rebalancing toward support adopted. - Written and oral evidence was given to a specially convened hearing of the National Assembly for Wales ELGC Committee. Immediately after, committee chair John Griffiths wrote to Westminster secretary of state David Gauke detailing the WelCond evidence on a range of problems with UC, and calling for a pause in the rollout of that benefit until the problems could be addressed. - A 2016 briefing to senior civil servants and MSPs at Holyrood by Professor Dwyer and Dr Wright led to an invitation to Prof Dwyer to join the SPiCE advisory group. -The convenor of the Social Security Committee Sandra White secured a one-hour parliamentary debate specifically on the WelCond first wave findings (November 2016). - OECD: WelCond was invited to present on problems with the Universal Credit system at a specially arranged seminar attended by economists, country specialists and other senior staff. - CPAG New Zealand called for an end to sanctions affecting children, based on WelCond evidence (2018) - A World Health Organisation international roundtable event in Geneva (2017) on disability assessments heard WelCond evidence in person from Professor Dwyer. The meeting was intended to help formulate policy and recommendations internationally on such assessments. - Academics, public authorities and the public in Rotterdam in the Netherlands heard evidence from Professor Dwyer toward development of the city's Tegenprestatie system of regional social security (2017). - The Director of Social Security for the Isle of Man Government contacted Professor Dwyer (2017) for information and advice in preparation for changes to the island's social security system. Professor Dwyer visited IoM in 2018 and met senior civil servants, Tynwald members and ministers. As a result the IoM is revising its approach to welfare and Universal Credit.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Benefit sanctions ineffective but support pivotal - written evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 20 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact WelCond team members PI Professor P Dwyer, Co-Is Dr Sharon Wright and Dr Lisa Scullion gave written evidence on the WelCond project final findings to the W&P committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions'. WelCond's findings were cited by 19 other organisations giving evidence to the inquiry.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/06/benefit-sanctions-ineffective-but-support-pivotal-our...
 
Description Briefing on Mhairi Black private members bill - Commons Library 30 Nov 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Our first wave findings were cited as evidence in this briefing on a private member's bill designed to improve the application of benefit sanctions in the welfare system. The citation resulted from a recent National Audit Office report that cited our evidence, and from our lodging copies of our findings with the Commons Library.
URL http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7813
 
Description Briefing to Labour Party on in-work conditionality, 9 October 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Labour Party's shadow communities secretary Debbie Abrahams MP requested a short briefing on in-work conditionality issues with Universal Credit. This was supplied by Dr Sharon Wright and Professor Peter Dwyer. The information was used by Ms Abrahams in questions in parliament the following day.
 
Description British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 25 May 2018
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact In direct response to the WelCond project final findings, and citing them, the BABCT reaffirmed its policy against welfare benefit sanctions (which was initially drawn up in 2016 citing our first wave findings). BABCT represents the five leading UK and Ireland therapy organisations.
URL http://www.babcp.com/About/Press/Response-to-Welfare-Conditionality-Report-on-Welfare-Sanctions.aspx
 
Description British Psychological Society evidence submission to Dept of Health consultation 21 Feb 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The BPS evidence, headlined 'BPS calls for the Government to suspend its benefits sanctions system', cited our WelCond Universal Credit first wave findings regarding the negative effects of Universal Credit on people in work. The citation followed a series of general discussions with project PI Professor Peter Dwyer.
URL http://beta.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-calls-government-suspend-its-benefits-sanctions-system
 
Description CPAG New Zealand policy statement based on our WelCond findings, 15 June 2018
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact As a result of our WelCond final findings publication, Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand issued a statement endorsing our findings and recommendations on benefit sanctions. This led to a public debate in that country on the issue of sanctions.
URL http://www.cpag.org.nz/news/
 
Description CPAG New Zealand press release, 24 January 2019
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact CPAG New Zealand cited our project findings as part of a campaign against welfare benefit sanctions. The campaigning contributes to a current affairs debate in that country in which some are calling for stronger sanctions, while others defend recent NZ government easing of sanctions.
URL http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1901/S00111/fewer-sanctions-will-support-the-wellbeing-of-children....
 
Description Citation in 2018 Annual Report on Welfare Reform, Scottish Government, 15 October 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact This was the latest citation by the Scottish Government of WelCond research findings; the Scottish Government has engaged with our project team extensively over recent years in formulating welfare policy and programmes.
URL https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00541015.pdf
 
Description Citation in British Psychological Society evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Child Poverty Action Group evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Citizens Advice evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Depaul UK evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Development Pathways evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/resources/conditions-sanctions-dont-work-hinder-rights-vulnerab...
 
Description Citation in Disability Rights UK evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Employment Related Services Association evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Equalities & Human Rights Commission evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Joseph Rowntree Foundation evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Law Society Scotland evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Mind evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in National Assembly for Wales report 1 May 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The report cites (point 292-293) WelCond evidence given in writing by Professor Peter Dwyer and in person by Drs Sharon Wright and Lisa Scullion, which led the committee to write immediately to DWP secretary of state David Gauke, raising eight points from our evidence. The report adds: 'The witnesses told us that a simple, but very helpful, action would be for the number to be made a free number to call. We strongly supported this suggestion, and are pleased that this change has been made.'
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld11562/cr-ld11562-e.pdf
 
Description Citation in Opposition Day Debate in Commons on Universal Credit, by D Abrahams 17 October 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Opposition MP Debbie Abrahams (Labour) cited our WelCond research findings, supported by Neil Gray MP (SNP) in an Opposition Day debate in the Commons on Universal Credit. Her intervention resulted from our WelCond email briefing to selected MPs. This was the only academic research cited in the debate.
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-10-17/debates/CD3131AC-C7F0-4DB6-A4EF-05191F92642F/Univer...
 
Description Citation in Public Law Project evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Salford Conditionality and Sanctions Taskforce evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers research project evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Scottish Association for Mental Health evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Scottish Government (Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn) evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in Scottish Government response to Consultation on the Universal Credit Claims and Payment Regulations (Scotland) 2017, 6 August 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The WelCond project has given evidence to a series of consultations on aspects of Universal Credit, seeking more frequent payment to ameliorate the negative effects on recipients of delays in or infrequent payment, and arguing for recipients to have the housing element sent straight to their landlord. The Scottish Government has decided to implement some of these changes. An email from Policy Officer Martyn Lindsay said: 'Based on your feedback we have made some changes to the regulations.'
 
Description Citation in Shaw Trust evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in St Mungos evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in W&P Committee report 'Benefit Sanctions', 6 November 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The WelCond project written evidence to this inquiry (submitted by Dr Sharon Wright, Dr Lisa Scullion and Professor Peter Dwyer) was extensively cited and recommendations to government were in line with our recommendations, including ending sanctions on disabled people and in-work UC recipients. The report is significant as it marks the first time a Commons official body has recommended ending sanctions for any group.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/11/welcond-evidence-cited-in-comprehensive-parliamentary...
 
Description Citation in academic Ben Baumberg Geiger evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in academic Michael Adler evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation in five churches' evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Citation of 2014 academic paper in Commons debate on UC by Neil Gray MP (SNP), 26 October 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact MP Neil Gray cited the academic paper by WelCond senior team members Dwyer & Wright (2014) in a debate on the problems of Universal Credit. This debate was televised and also reported in Hansard.
URL http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/89195cfd-ed1b-4db3-912b-4b244d521f00
 
Description Citation of Conditionality Briefing: Social Housing (2014) in Social Value Report, 27 July 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The report will help to influence policy and practice in social housing, in line with the briefing's concerns over the role of fixed term tenancies. At the time of writing the report has yet to be published.
 
Description Citation of Dwyer mental health paper to our international conference & of lone parents final findings (Johnsen & Blenkinsopp) in Council of Single Mothers & their Children Submission 13 July 2018
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Council made several references to our WelCond publications in its evidence submission and recommendations to this inquiry.
URL https://www.csmc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CSMC-NCSMC-SubmissionExpansionCashlessDebitCardJu...
 
Description Citation of disability findings in 'Where your mental health just disappears overnight' research report, 6 November 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Mehta, J, Taggart, D, Clifford, E, and Speed, E wrote this report while reflecting on the WelCond findings on disability. As they report, the findings 'mirror' and support the larger WelCond study.
URL https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ESA-WRAG-Report.pdf
 
Description Citation of our project in Uni of Essex research on disability 10 October 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ESA-WRAG-Report.pdf
 
Description Comment from Crisis endorsing WelCond findings 22 May 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://twitter.com/crisis_uk/status/998855804546637824
 
Description Commons Public Accounts Committee report: benefit sanctions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee...
 
Description Consultation on Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, I February 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Submission by WelCond Impact Officer Dr J Bright, Co-I Dr S Wright, researcher Dr A B R Stewart, PI Prof P Dwyer in support of planned changes by Scottish Government. Changes will alleviate problems in Universal Credit system, in line with our (and other) research evidence.
 
Description DWP UCAD workshop, Dr S Wright, 8 November 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright from the University of Glasgow was invited to attend this DWP advisory workshop on behalf of the WelCond project. She was able to press for improvements to Universal Credit to alleviate problems in design and implementation that affect many recipients.
 
Description Debate on motion to Scottish Parliament, 2 Nov 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact First wave findings from our project were the subject of a one-hour debate involving numerous MSPs. Extensive evidence cited from the findings. Debate extended by 30 mins to 1 hour because of number of MSPs wishing to speak. Debate closed by Minister for Employability Jamie Hepburn who cited our earlier briefing to MSPs as having 'helped shape our thinking'. He offered further meeting with his senior civil servants in email exchange afterward. Immediately after, Scottish Govt obtained assurances from Westminster on taking on devolved welfare powers, and specifically that it need not implement sanctions on voluntary Work Programme placements.
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=10595&i=97498
 
Description Email briefing to MPs toward Universal Credit debate in Commons, 16 November 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The WelCond project sent an email briefing on our research findings to date concerning Universal Credit to various MPs and Lords of all parties taking part in three debates on UC, and researchers for two of the parties (Labour and SNP). Although the project was not directly cited in the debates, points made in the briefing were used by several MPs. Ahead of the debates, the government granted four concessions on UC policy to ease financial pressures on claimants, all of which were among WelCond's recommended actions.
URL http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/ff37bec3-e1dd-43b6-8719-e12be21a277e
 
Description Evidence cited in UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston interim report 16 November 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact WelCond findings were cited in the UN Rapporteur's report and two of our key policy recommendations adopted - that the DWP should conduct a review of conditionality and rebalance sanctions and support, plus ending the five week initial wait and offering fortnightly payments.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/11/project-evidence-cited-in-critical-un-rapporteur-repo...
 
Description Evidence given to Fawcett Society for enquiry report: Wheres the Benefit?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The report received attention from national media, and was discussed on Radio 4's Woman's Hour
URL http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Wheres-the-Benefit-An-Independent-Inquir...
 
Description Evidence in person to UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston, Dwyer Wright & Scullion, 14 November 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Senior WelCond members were invited to meet the UN Special Rapporteur to give oral evidence and support his understanding of the UK benefits system. He later said this meeting had been' very valuable in terms of helping me to hone my understanding of the system further and confirming the views that I had been able to form over the preceding few months'.
 
Description Evidence meeting with National Audit Office, 13 May 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Meeting with Max Tse, National Audit Office: WelCond PI Professor P Dwyer in-person evidence to enquiry into DWP, benefits and sanctionS. Led to citation in critical NAO report December 2016.
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/work-in-progress/benefit-sanctions/
 
Description Evidence submission to Social Market Foundation inquiry Benefit Sanctions, Dwyer, Wright, Scullion, 13 September 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence to Commons Communities and Local Government Committee: homelessness inquiry, 6 June 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact WelCond Co-Is Professor S Fitzpatrick and Professor S Johnsen gave oral evidence to committee's inquiry into homelessness
 
Description Evidence to Commons Public Accounts Committee inquiry into Universal Credit, 3 July 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact WelCond team members Co-I Dr Sharon Wright, PI Professor Peter Dwyer and Co-I Dr Lisa Scullion gave written evidence based on the project's final findings to the Commons Public Accounts Committee. The committee's report is awaited.
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/public-accounts-com...
 
Description Evidence to Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee oral hearing 17 Nov 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Participation by S Wright in roundtable debate with Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee with view to formulating future policy on social security under devolved government. Part of wider project discussion with Scottish Govt on ameliorating negative effects of sanctions and enforced support. Report can be found here https://bb.parliament.scot/#20161117
URL http://www.scottishparliament.tv/Archive?Area=&categoryId=b337ff90-ec59-40bf-9b62-d3c10b3ab388&paren...
 
Description Evidence to Work & Pensions select committee Universal Credit rollout inquiry, 13 October 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The research evidence, submitted by WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and Co-I Dr Sharon Wright, was cited in a subsequent early report by the W&P Committee calling for action to alleviate problems with Universal Credit. The government responded with four measures to ease the financial hardship of claimants, all of which were recommended by WelCond (and others).
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/publications/evidence-to-universal-credit-inquiry/
 
Description Evidence to benefit sanctions inquiry - House of Commons Public Accounts Committee 12 December 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Our project followed up citation in the National Audit Office report that is the subject of this inquiry, with further written evidence. Submission by WelCond PI Professor P Dwyer, Co-I Dr S Wright, Researcher ABR Stewart, and Impact Officer J Bright. The report on this inquiry is due out in 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/12/benefit-sanctions-the-nao-report/
 
Description Good practice in research ethics - cited by University of York ethics committee Sep 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Impact visit to Isle of Man, P Dwyer, meetings with government, officials, management
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer travelled to the Isle of Man at that governmen'ts request, to advise on welfare policy in the wake of our research findings. He held a comprehensive series of meetings with Social Security Leadership Team, The Job Centre Team, Social Security income related benefits teams, Department of Infrastructure, Housing Policy Team, Minister for Policy and Reform, The Poverty Committee, Mr Speaker and staff, Treasury Board Social Policy and Children's Committee (approx. 50 actors). Productive discussions were held in particular on Universal Credit and fixed term tenancies.
 
Description In-work progression: potentially greatest welfare reform in decades - report by Work and Pensions Committee 11 May 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact 9 mentions of our WelCond research in report, our submission cited in The Guardian, tweets. Government response to cttee 21/07/16 includes more training for work coaches, bringing forward publication of sanctions and research trial data to 2017 (in line with our evidence).
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmworpen/549/549.pdf
 
Description Influence on govt response to Work and Pensions Committee report on In-work progression in Universal Credit July 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Offers changes in response to committee report to which we contributed our WelCond research findings evidence. Includes: better training and skills for work coaches, interim update on progress on in-work conditionality trial in early 2017, including headline data on sanctions - in line with our recommendations
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmworpen/585/58502.htm
 
Description Initial findings: social housing. Project report by Fitzpatrick and Watts 1 March 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Several citations of WelCond initial findings research report on social housing by project Co-I Professor S Fitzpatrick and researcher Dr B Watts in Lords Hansard (debate on Housing and Planning Bill 2016): 12 March Baroness Lister. 18 April col 501, 508, 514. 'I commend this research to every Member of this House because it gives a very clear understanding of the practical impact of this policy, which creates uncertainty and not value in the way that was originally envisaged.' Lord Kerslake. Email to SJ from Roberta Blackman-Woods, shadow housing and planning minister, thanking for v useful info. SJ met her and researcher 25 April for briefing meeting. Subsequent email to SF, citing important role of Shelter in drawing Lord Kerslake attention to our findings. Endorsement from Baroness R Lister 'Your research was really helpful generally. As you may have seen I referred to it in committee and was pleased to see others did on report.' Concessions from government on length of fixed term tenancies and exemptions. (Inside Housing magazine story). Research cited in Commons research briefing 27 May.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SocialtenantsWelCond.pdf
 
Description Joined expert commission at invitation of Labour Party to formulate welfare & benefits policy - P Dwyer 20 July 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer, University of York, was invited by Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Debbie Abrahams to join an expert commission to review Labour Party policy on welfare and benefits. As a result he co-authored a policy paper on benefit sanctions.
 
Description Letter from John Griffiths AM, chair, Senedd ELGC to David Gauke, DWP, 11 October 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Letter raises issues concerning Universal Credit based on our project's evidence of design & implementation problems. Says: 'In light of this, and other concerns that were raised during the [evidence] session, we would like to add our voices to the growing list of those who have called for you to pause roll-out while some of these operational issues are dealt with.' The letter was made public on the National Assembly website.
URL http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s67739/ELGC5-30-17%20Paper%203.pdf
 
Description Madeleine Moon MP intervention on armed forces veterans citing our evidence and calling for debate 7 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Following a briefing to All Party Parliamentary Group on Armed Forces members by WelCond Co-I Dr Lisa Scullion on the SSSL project interim findings, Madeleine Moon MP cited the findings in parliament and called for a debate on the issues. She is continuing to press on the issues raised.
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-06-07/debates/F8839B82-AC11-41C6-9A38-19AA92B31B9C/Busine...
 
Description Meeting with Isle of Man Director of Social Services 25 September 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Director of Social Services for the Isle of Man Government, Ross Stephens, and his deputy Vicki McLaughlin, held a Skype meeting with Professor Peter Dwyer, about the WelCond project's findings on welfare reform. They are leading a review of IoM government policy and wanted advice on our evidence. As a result they said they had learnt about a number of pitfalls to avoid in any new policy. Subsequently they suggested Vicki should take an MA/MRes at York to further their policy research. This was warmly received at York, with Prof Dwyer volunteering to supervise. The application is being pursued.
 
Description Meeting with Labour Party officials, 14 July 2017, P Dwyer & J Bright
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and Impact Officer Janis Bright met Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions Debbie Abrahams and researcher Tom Peters. The meeting was at the latter's request to discuss ending of benefit sanctions and alternatives, with a view to incorporating in Labour policy. Ms Abrahams later invited Professor Dwyer to join an expert commission on policy.
 
Description Mental Health Nurses, Unison, campaigning work 10 October 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://talkradio.co.uk/news/mental-health-nurses-join-gordon-brown-calling-end-universal-credit-181...
 
Description Motion to Scottish Parliament based on our findings 9 September 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Sandra White's motion is based on our first wave findings, and results directly from our briefing event to MSPs in September 2016. The motion raised concern over our findings and received cross-party support. This enabled the Scottish Parliament to debate it in November (see separate entry). The motion helped influence the Scottish Government in attempting to ameliorate the negative effects of benefit sanctions.
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S5M-...
 
Description Oral evidence in person to National Assembly for Wales 21 September 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The National Assembly for Wales Equalities Local Government & Communities Committee invited the WelCond project to give evidence in person to its inquiry on making the economy work for people on low incomes. Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Sharon Wright gave evidence in a session focused on social security and Unversal Credit, which was televised. It is hoped that their evidence will be incorporated into the committee's eventual recommendations to the Welsh Government.
URL http://www.senedd.tv/Meeting/Archive/9d14c5a4-5ef2-4fd2-a465-10f3b75b53fa?autostart=True
 
Description P Dwyer participation in Social Market Foundation advisory group - meeting with J Thunder 25 July 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Professor Dwyer was invited to join the advisory group and had a meeting with Jamie Thunder to further this.
 
Description P Dwyer phone briefing meeting with senior staff to UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, 8 August 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Peter Dwyer Evidence given to Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry: Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact THe Guardian Society column ran a piece about the enquiry, mentioning Peter Dwyer's evidence. In October 2015, Ian Duncan-Smith announced the 'yellow card' policy, which was recommended by the team in their written evidence submission.
URL http://www.parliamentlive.tv/main/Player.aspx?meetingId=16863
 
Description Presentation to Social Security Advisory Committee P Dwyer 25 July 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact WelCond PI Professor Dwyer was invited to present the WelCond project final findings on social security to this committee, which investigates and advises government on policy and implementation issues.
 
Description Prof P Dwyer oral evidence by invitation to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/acba1031-a10b-4303-b796-d00ba07587db
 
Description Professor Dwyer invited to join advisory panel for WPI Economics thinktank, 10 May 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Reality check: the Scottish Tory plan to increase poverty (SNP press release) 28 October 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This SNP press release cites our WelCond findings (though it does not name the project) in campaigning. It cites the debate on our first wave findings in the Scottish Parliament 2 Nov 2016 and the minister's comments in response. It is the latest example of the SNP in both Westminster and in its governing role in the Scottish Government adopting our findings and recommendations.
URL https://www.snp.org/reality-check-the-scottish-tory-plan-to-increase-poverty/
 
Description Report for Labour Party, 'Benefit Sanctions', 30 October 2017, P Dwyer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer, University of York, and University of Glasgow Dr David Webster were invited by Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams to write a report designed to inform future Labour Party policy. The report, titled Benefit Sanctions, included a series of policy recommendations. This was conducted as part of a Labour Party commission on the future of social security.
 
Description SSSL project briefing on findings to APPG members, resulting in M Moon MP parliamentary request for debate 11 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-06-07/debates/F8839B82-AC11-41C6-9A38-19AA92B31B9C/Busine...
 
Description Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers research project evidence to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 14 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/06/service-leavers-project-gives-evidence-to-parliament/
 
Description Scottish Social Security Committee External Experts Panel meeting, 13 June 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr Sharon Wright is participating in this expert advisory panel to inform the development of social security policy in Scotland.
 
Description Sharon Wright Evidence submitted to Scottish Parliament Social Security New Powers review, 30th September 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Sharon Wright Evidence submitted to Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee, 28th August 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Social Housing Green Paper, 14 August 2018, MHCLG
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The green paper announces that the UK government will not proceed at this time with mandatory fixed term tenancies for new local authority tenants under the 2016 Housing and Planning Act. This was a key recommendation of the WelCond findings on social housing.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-deal-for-social-housing
 
Description Social housing - fixed and flexible term tenancies. Commons briefing paper 7173, 12 September 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This Commons Library research briefin extensively cites our WelCond findings on fixed term tenancies in social housing. It coincides with publication of the Social Housing Green Paper which confirms mandatory FTTs are not to be implemented. This was a key recommendation of WelCond
URL https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7173#fullreport
 
Description Social housing: the end of lifetime tenancies in England? Commons Library briefing paper 27 May 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Briefing paper on fixed term tenancies relates to the Housing and Planning Bill 2016 then going through parliament. Extensively cites our project research findings, which helped bring about government concessions on FTTs.
URL http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7173#fullreport
 
Description Submission to Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry: Universal Credit 'in-work progression' 18 Jan 2016 Wright and Dwyer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Submission with recommendations based on WelCond first wave findings, by PI Professor P Dwyer and Co-I Dr S Wright. The committee's subsequent report made a range of recommendations to government, and cited our evidence on various points of policy and practice
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Commons-Work-Pensions-Cttee-UC-Inq...
 
Description Suzanne Fitzpatrick: Evidence given to House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmworpen/720/720.pdf
 
Description Visit to National Asssembly for Wales, P Dwyer 13 December 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact PD met Linda Davis, snr civil servant in Dept of Housing and Regeneration (also responsible for welfare reform), Welsh Government, and then John Griffiths AM, chair of the Equalities, Local Government and Communities committee and committee clerk Naomi Stocks. This second meeting followed WelCond written and personal evidence to the committee's inquiry into poverty in 2017 (see separate entry). Ms Stocks later wrote of the meeting: 'It was really useful, especially as the Committee will be turning its attention to the issue of devolution of administrative powers over welfare reform in the new year. The evidence that we took from Lisa [Scullion] and Sharon [Wright] last year, did act as a catalyst for the Committee to think about undertaking more detailed work in this area.'
 
Description WHO Technical meeting on disability assessment, participant P Dwyer, Geneva 10 April 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer was invited to take part in this World Health Organisation technical meeting organised in cooperation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, International Disability Alliance (IDA), International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to gain feedback on a draft document that provides principles to take into consideration when conducting disability assessment in the context of disability determination; and agree on the next steps for implementing the document, including the input and collaboration of stakeholders. About 40 present, inc World Bank, OECD, ILO. There were several requests for further information on our research.
 
Description WelCond Director Professor P Dwyer invited to give evidence in person to Commons Work & Pensions Committee inquiry 'Benefit Sanctions' 20 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Following the WelCond final findings launch, attended by two people from the Work & Pensions Committee, and the WelCond written evidence to the inquiry, the Committee invited Professor Dwyer to give oral evidence, answering questions on benefit sanctions directly.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/06/benefit-sanctions-ineffective-but-support-pivotal-our...
 
Description WelCond findings used in teaching by Dr E Duda-Mikulin, University of Leeds, 24 January 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description WelCond research cited in Westminster by P Grady, 17 January 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact During a Westminster debate on DWP policies and low income households, SNP MP Patrick Grady cited our research iand encouraged others to read our first wave findings (Hansard session 629, 7.29pm)
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-01-17/debates/B8EEB96C-261A-4773-9F97-77AE7911065C/DWPPol...
 
Description Written evidence submission to National Assembly for Wales inquiry into making the economy work for people on low incomes 8 September 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact WelCond team members Professor Peter Dwyer, Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Sharon Wright submitted written evidence to the National Assembly for Wales Equality, Local Government & Communities inquiry into making the economy work for people on low incomes. The submission was by request from the committee, which also took evidence in person from the team - see separate entry. It is hoped that this evidence will be incorporated into the committee's eventual recommendations on social security policy in Wales.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/publications/evidence-to-national-assembly-for-wales-committe...
 
Description Written evidence submission to UN Special Rapporteur on human rights, Dwyer Wright & Scullion, 13 September 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Written evidence to SSAC consultation on benefit appeals March 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Our evidence included experiences of welfare service users' difficulties with the current system. The SSAC subsequent report made recommendations to government to improve the system. Our evidence was listed.
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/publications/decision-making-and-mandatory-reconsideration-so...
 
Description Written evidence to Social Security in Scotland: consultation 28 Nov 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This evidence submission by WelCond PI Professor P Dwyer, Co-I Dr S Wright, researcher Dr ABR Stewart and impact officer Dr J Bright forms part of an ongoing dialogue with the Scottish Government and its Social Security Committee as new devolved powers and policies are developed. Specific outcomes awaited
 
Description Collaborative grant with JRF
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description ESRC Brexit funding: Brexit and migration, 17 Feb 2017
Amount £22,306 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC CDRC
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 04/2017
 
Description ESRC IAA
Amount £23,364 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description ESRC International Networking Fund
Amount £34,969 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Evaluation of crisis support project, L Scullion for Salford CAB 1 Feb 17
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Big Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Evaluation of the DWP & Oxfam Livelihoods Training Project L Scullion 1 Feb 17
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Oxfam GB 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Glasgow studentship
Amount £51,618 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2016
 
Description Heriot-Watt Studentship
Amount £51,618 (GBP)
Organisation Heriot-Watt University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2016
 
Description Salford City Council: poverty in the private rented sector, L Scullion Feb 2017
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Sanctions, support and Service leavers: welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life Salford & York Universities 6 Feb 17
Amount £172,000 (GBP)
Organisation Forces in Mind Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Sheffield Hallam Studentship
Amount £51,618 (GBP)
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description University of Salford Pathways to Excellence Scholarship
Amount £54,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Salford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2018
 
Description Welfare sanctions and conditionality in the UK: round-up paper, September 2014
Amount £7,674 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description White Rose Social Science DTC ESRC Collaborative Studentship
Amount £51,000 (GBP)
Organisation White Rose University Consortium 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Title Anonymisation protocol Feb 2017 
Description A protocol for anonymisers working on social science research interviews, developed by the WelCond project and adoped as good practice by UKDA. This protocol has been written to aid the consistent anonymisation of focus group and Welfare Service User (WSU) interview transcripts for the Welfare Conditionality project. Our grateful thanks to the Timescapes team at University of Leeds for generously sharing their experience and knowledge in this area. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The protocol assures consistency of approach to anonymisation within the WelCond project and effectively supports protection of research participants' anonymity. 
 
Title Contact and attribute data handling 
Description The WelCond project created a contact spreadsheet to store details of each participant and record current stage/history with interviews, transcription, autocoding, and adding attribute data within NVivo project file. Additionally, a spreadsheet containing export of the attribute data with logical checks on the attributes for each participant to ensure data integrity has been created. Security systems are in place covering all of the data. Dr A B R Stewart was closely involved in creating and monitoring the implementation of these dababases and analytical techniques. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The contact spreadsheet ensures researchers can quickly find all data required for repeat interviews. The attribute data is used to create graphics of the sample make-up and attributes for publications. 
 
Title Framework coding 
Description Qualitative data analysis, compared to quantitative analysis, normally works with small samples. This project faced unique challenges from there being three waves of interviews with a large sample drawn across nine policy areas. In order to facilitate analysis across the whole sample and sub-samples there was use of shared coding and summarisation in a framework matrix of the interviews with each participant. WelCond researcher Dr A B R Stewart was closely involved in creation of this analysis technique. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This technique served not to be the final analysis but an initial analysis and structuring of the data to facilitate further analysis through the creation of additional framework matrices, search folders, and queries to enable multiple avenues for exploration of the data. 
 
Title Large longitudinal qualitative database 
Description The WelCond research database is thought to be the largest qualitative database on the lived experience of welfare conditionality existing. Currently includes 480 participants, across 9 policy areas, plus focus groups and policy stakeholders. WelCond team researcher Dr A B R Stewart was closely involved in the creation of this database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database will faciliate coding and analysis across a very large sample of participant data. 
 
Title NVivo faster attribute input, ABR Stewart, 11 December 2017 
Description AutoHotKey script enabling use of keyboard number pad for entering attribute values within NVivo. Increases speed at which attribute information can be added to NVivo compared to using mouse input. Includes option to specify number of attributes to skip when opening node properties for projects involving multiple waves of interviews. Devised and implemented by WelCond researcher ABR Stewart 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Input for the WelCond team is significantly speeded up, saving researcher time. 
URL https://github.com/abers
 
Title NVivo keyboard coding, ABR Stewart, 11 November 2017 
Description AutoHotKey script to enable use of keyboard when coding transcripts within NVivo. Takes the node schema as a list variable that is used to populate user-interface and screen input. Devised and implemented by WelCond researcher ABR Stewart. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Coding for the WelCond team is significantly speeded up, reducing input time. 
URL https://github.com/abers
 
Description First wave findings event 12 May 2016 
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Joint working on a successful launch event for the WelCond project's first wave findings. Organised the event including speakers. Team speakers: PI Professor Peter Dwyer (University of York), Co-I Dr Sharon Wright (University of Glasgow), researcher Dr Lisa Scullion (University of Salford).
Collaborator Contribution Assistance and advice with planning the event, use of database and distribution of invitations, provision of central London venue for approx 50 delegates with refreshments, provision of director level event chair (Chris Goulden). The JRF involvement was important in securing a wide range of delegates at senior levels, including CEOs, civil servants and two MPs.
Impact Discussions have continued since the event. A further similar event partnership may be possible.
Start Year 2016
 
Description JRF round-up paper 
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WelCond researcher Dr Beth Watts and Co-I Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University, authored a 'policy round-up' document, which summarised the state of play for conditionality in the UK, based on the scoping papers and other working papers produced by the whole team.
Collaborator Contribution Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned this piece of work and published the report. It continues to be available free, online.
Impact The output is the paper 'Welfare sanctions and conditionality in the UK', published on 25 September 2014. The collaboration has led to further joint working between the WelCond team and JRF.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Salford Anti-Poverty Task Force, L Scullion Feb 2017 
Organisation Salford City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WelCond researcher Dr Lisa Scullion invited by Salford City Mayor's Office to establish an anti-poverty task force. The appointment resulted from her other WelCond-related work in the city. LS has established a partnership between the University of Salford and the Council to support their anti-poverty agenda and will be doing collaborative projects, plus providing student dissertation opportunities, etc, drawing on Welcond research.
Collaborator Contribution The City Mayor's Office will take part in the collaborative projects noted above, and steer the taskforce.
Impact Inception only at date of recording
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'Brexit: what welfare, what rights for EU migrants in Britain?', event 29 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A one day event funded by additional ESRC impact money to WelCond project co-hosted with the Welfare Rights project in York Law School. 40 plus stakeholders attended, drawn from voluntary support and advice organisations, local government, private sector and postgraduate students. The event was intended to draw together research on EU migrants and Brexit, and to facilitate knowledge exchange with the audience toward development of an interactive legal rights toolkit for advisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/03/free-event-brexit-what-welfare-what-rights-for-europe...
 
Description 'EU migrants and UK welfare: a constellation of conditionality' video 22 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WelCond project commissioned filmmakers to make a video about the latest findings on this aspect of the research. The video features project PI Professor Peter Dwyer and researcher Dr Lisa Scullion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://vimeo.com/222167729
 
Description 'Spare any change?': the practices and politics of begging, talk by Sarah Johnsen, 15 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah gave a talk at the Pint of Science Festival in Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/dear-green-place
 
Description 'The Tories are the masters of vice-signalling', Nick Cohen in The Spectator 25 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Writer Nick Cohen wrote an opinion piece favourably citing the WelCond project final findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/the-tories-are-the-masters-of-vice-signalling/
 
Description 'York professor leads calls for major changes to Universal Credit', York Press 11 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The York Press newspaper wrote a story based on WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer's involvement in the Daily Telegraph letter of 9 November, on the basis that Prof Dwyer is based at the University of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15654914.York_professor_leads_calls_for_major_changes_to_Universal_C...
 
Description About Manchester news story 23 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The About Manchester website ran a story about our findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://aboutmanchester.co.uk/benefit-sanctions-are-largely-ineffective-and-can-push-people-into-pove...
 
Description Academics call for a major re-balance of the welfare system, Ekklesia 31 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Ekklesia website ran a feature about our WelCond final findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/25985
 
Description Advice to National Audit Office on homelessness, 23 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick was invited by the National Audit Office to give advice on homelessness law and procedures for local authorities, as part of an NAO investigation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article in Nouse magazine, 12 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Nouse, the magazine of University of York students, ran a feature on our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nouse.co.uk/2018/06/12/york-research-finds-welfare-conditionality-ineffective/
 
Description Article in The Herald announcing the award of funds for the project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article titled 'Varsity Study on welfare' published in regional newspaper

Increased interest in the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/varsity-study-on-welfare.20478136
 
Description Article in the Dundee Courier and Advertiser announcing the award of funds to the project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article titled 'University in welfare system study' was published in the Courier and Advertiser

Co-Investigator Sharon Wright was asked to give a local radio interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article in the Edinburgh Evening News announcing the award of funds to the project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article titled 'Heriot-Watt to study state of welfare' was published in the Edinburgh evening news

Increased interest in the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article in the Manchester Evening News announcing award of funds to Salford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article entitled 1,200 to be quizzed in biggest-ever probe into benefits culture was published in the Manchester Evening News

Increased interest in the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/salford-university-lead-25m-study-1716703
 
Description Ask a Welfare Caseworker - Welfare Conditionality: First Wave Findings Overview - 13 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Item on US chatboard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://askawelfarecaseworker.tumblr.com/archive
 
Description Association of Benefit Claimants publicity for our conference, 30 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Association of Benefit Claimants publicised our forthcoming international conference via its website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.abcorg.net/item/2249-welfare-conditionality-principles-practices-and-perspectives-int-con...
 
Description BBC Sunday Politics broadcast on our findings 27 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The BBC Sunday Politics television programme ran a feature on the project findings, followed by a discussion with two MPs and a city mayor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b3gds3/sunday-politics-yorkshire-and-lincolnshire-27052018#
 
Description Bank account conditionality leaving some without funds for several days - WelCond project website guest blog 7 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guest blog by Laura Welti, manager of Bristol Disability Equality Forum and campaigner, discussing problems faced by some social security recipients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/07/bank-account-conditionality-leaving-some-without-fund...
 
Description Being Homeless Twice: The Migrant Experience of Homelessness: R Serpa blog 26 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PhD student Regina Serpa wrote this blog for the Housing Studies Association website, after winning the Valerie Karn prize for best early career paper at the HSA conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://housing-studies-association.org/2017/06/blog-homeless-twice-migrant-experience-homelessness/
 
Description Benefit sanctions are now hitting 'hardworking' families - Guardian feature 11 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Feature by Frances Ryan in Society Guardian about our first wave findings, especially on Universal Credit. 2254 electronic 'shares', 653 comments, widely tweeted + paper version. FR tweeted to 5,000 followers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/11/benefit-sanctions-hurting-low-paid-vulnerable-people
 
Description Benefit sanctions are pushing some people towards "survival crime" - report in Independent, 11 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Report by D Kirby on our first wave findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/benefit-sanctions-pushing-people-towards-survival-crime/
 
Description Benefit sanctions: are they really working? - blog, University of York, 11 August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog on our first wave findings by Dwyer, P and Bright, J for University of York research webpages. Led to invitation from ESRC to write blog for them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.york.ac.uk/research/themes/benefits-sanctions/
 
Description Beth Watts, Suzanne Fitzpatrick presentation to York Law School, Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion among the audience.

The project received additional requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog by A Barrantes following WelCond contact 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alexandra Barrantes from Development Pathways, and part of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Network, wrote a blog citing the WelCond findings and their relevance internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/blog/conditions-and-sanctions-dont-work-and-hinder-the-rights-o...
 
Description Blog for The Conversation, L Povey 30 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PhD student Larissa Povey wrote a blog post titled 'What happens to mothers whose children are repeatedly taken into care' for The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/what-happens-to-mothers-whose-children-are-repeatedly-taken-into-care-71...
 
Description Blog: Benefit sanctions: the NAO report, Dwyer and Bright, 2 Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog for WelCond website written by WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and Impact Officer Dr Janis Bright, concerning a new report by the National Audit Office on benefit sanctions, which drew on evidence from the project (see separate entry).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/12/benefit-sanctions-the-nao-report/
 
Description Blog: Demonising disabled people, M Stewart 12 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guest blog written by disability campaigner Mo Stewart, concerning the way government uses the media to portray negative images of disabled welfare recipients.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/07/demonising-disabled-people-public-behaviour-and-attit...
 
Description Blog: Gamers or victims: how can you 'play the game' on benefits if you don't know the rules? J McNeill, Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond project researcher Dr Jenny McNeill's blog Gamers or victims: how can you 'play the game' on benefits if you don't know the rules? was published by the prestigious LSE Politics and Policy blog. As a result, a DWP official invited her participation in a consultation, and a researcher from a different university offered to write a related guest blog for the WelCond site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/how-can-you-play-the-game-on-benefits-if-you-dont-know-the-...
 
Description Blog: Is the new impact agenda the excuse you've been waiting for to use your research to make a difference? 6 Novewmber 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and Co-I Dr Sharon Wright wrote a blog for Policy Press blogging site recounting the way they had achieved research impact by submitting evidence to a Commons select committee inquiry which led to government policy changes, briefing parliamentarians ahead of a debate and having the project's work cited by an MP, Neil Gray.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://policypress.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/is-the-new-impact-agenda-the-excuse-youve-been-waiting-...
 
Description Blog: S. Wright Sanctions in Scotland, 5 Mar 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post by project team member Dr Sharon Wright. Increased activity on the project website and retweets on Twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/03/sanctions-in-scotland/
 
Description Blog: the Relative Poverty Project, L Monaghan 6 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest blog by photographer Les Monaghan about his project to show the reality of poverty in a local community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/07/the-relative-poverty-project/
 
Description Bob Blackman MP/UK Parliament Homelessness Reduction Bill 22 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Involvement by Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Professor Sarah Johnssen, Welcond Co-Is. Prompted by the Crisis independent panel work, chaired by SF, and drawing on WelCond work. Should achieve significant impacts in helping reduce homelessness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2016-17/homelessnessreduction.html
 
Description Brexit event video, 22 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project commissioned filmmakers to record its Brexit and EU migrants event on 29 March and produce a video suitable for general public viewing. The video was launched on 22 June and promoted via the project website and Twitter. The video features project PI Professor Peter Dwyer, researcher Dr Lisa Scullion and PhD student Regina Serpa, among others. Regina Serpa made a presentation on her work shortly before going on to win the Valerie Karn prize for best early career paper based on the same research at the HSA conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://vimeo.com/221280919
 
Description Briefing meeting to Australian Government, S Wright 27 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond team member Dr Sharon Wright met Australian government members and researchers for a private briefing on our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing meeting with Mark Swindells, DWP, 13 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I John Flint (University of Sheffield) held a private briefing with Mark Swindells, Deputy Principal Private Secretary DWP and member, Senior Policy Fellowship Programme of CSaP (run by Cambridge University). Briefed him on our research and first wave findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing meeting with Mhairi Black MP 14 Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Sharon Wright, WelCond Co-I, held face to face briefing with Mhairi Black MP and researcher re her upcoming private members' bill tabled to ensure benefit claimants receive forewarning before being sanctioned. Discussed evidence from our first wave findings. Bill debated 2 Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing meeting with Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, 25 Apr 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor S Fitzpatrick, WelCond Co-I from Heriot Watt University, held a briefing meeting with Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, UK shadow housing and planning minister. The meeting concerned our findings on housing relevant to the Housing and Planning Bill then making its way through the Westminster Parliament. RB-W told SF of the importance of our findings in helping to inform the Opposition's work in achieving concessions on fixed-term tenancies, within this legislation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing meeting with SNP researcher 5 December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond Impact Officer Janis Bright met the SNP's Westminster based researcher Emily Cunningham for a briefing meeting on the WelCond research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing meeting with head of Unite and policy officer, TUC, S Wright 19 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright from the University of Glasgow held a briefing meeting with national union officials to promote the WelCond final findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing paper: social security benefits, welfare conditionality and Armed Forces Service leavers, 26 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This first briefing paper from the Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers linked project was written by WelCond project researcher and SSSL project director Dr Lisa Scullion, WelCond PI Prof Peter Dwyer and WelCond/SSSL researcher Katy Jones. A dedicated page for SSSL was established on the WelCond website and the briefing published there.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/06/briefing-paper-social-security-benefits-welfare-condi...
 
Description Briefing to Labour Party on Universal Credit issues, 9 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams requested a briefing to prepare questions in Westminster parliament 10/10/2017. WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright and PI Professor Peter Dwyer offered information based on our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to SNP MPs, House of Commons, 15 Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Peter Dwyer, WelCond project director and Dr Sharon Wright, Co-I, held a briefing session at Westminster at the direct request of SNP MPs. Discussed our findings. Sent follow up information as they requested further details of research on welfare. Three suggested they might ask Parliamentary Questions on the issue. One, Patrick Grady MP, said he found the information highly useful and intended to use it in a subsequent debate on the Mhairi Black MP private member's bill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing to homelessness policy lead, NHF, 10 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah-Jane Gay, homeless policy lead at the National Housing Federation representative body for housing associations in England, requested a briefing on homelessness and more generally the work of WelCond, to support her policy development work. WelCond PI offered information and she was sent supporting papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to senior DWP officials 22 March 2018, Dwyer & Jones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and researcher Katy Jones, with PhD student James Kaufman as an observer, presented our findings to a large group of senior DWP officials in policymaking and implementation roles. There was extensive dialogue and plans were made for Professor Dwyer to return for further discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing to senior Scottish Government officials, Glasgow 6 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond Co-Is Professor Peter Dwyer and Dr Sharon Wright, and researcher Dr A B R Stewart met senior civil servants from the Scottish Government and briefed them on the project's final findings. They offered copies of a specially produced Scotland findings paper. The information was well received and the group agreed to meet again.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Britains Welfare State Pushes People Into Survival Crime - Newsweek, 11 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report in Newsweek magazine on WelCond project first wave research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://europe.newsweek.com/britains-welfare-state-what-survival-crime-458509?rm=eu
 
Description British Psychological Society story on our findings, 23 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The British Psychological Society reported on our findings and added its own commentary as it has been campaigning on this issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/new-research-says-benefit-sanctions-are-ineffective-and-damagi...
 
Description CPAG national conference findings presentation, L Scullion, 13 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond team member Dr Lisa Scullion delivered an invited presentation at the national welfare rights conference organised by CPAG in Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Centre for Welfare Reform story on our findings 23 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Centre for Welfare Reform publicised our project findings and wrote a commentary
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/news/welfare-condrm-than-good/00375.html
 
Description Chris Goulden blog on our findings 24 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Goulden, director of programmes for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and a member of the WelCond project advisory group, wrote a blog based on our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/sanctions-going-too-far-causing-destitution
 
Description Citation in Basic Income Earth Network news blog, 17 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond project findings were cited by Andrew Coelho in a feature titled 'UK: The current welfare state is reaching its limits, as evidence on inequality and poverty in the UK is surfaced'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://basicincome.org/news/2019/01/uk-the-current-welfare-state-is-reaching-its-limits-as-evidence...
 
Description Citizenship, conditionality, and welfare chauvinism: EEA migrants in the UK - findings from the Welfare Conditionality project, Scullion and Dwyer, 29 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer and researcher Lisa Scullion (University of Salford) presented findings from the project's migration sample at the 'Brexit: what welfare, what rights for EU migrants in the UK?' roundtable event in York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/03/free-event-brexit-what-welfare-what-rights-for-europe...
 
Description Co-convenor of stream at ESPAnet conference L Povey, 14 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact WelCond PhD student Larissa Povery from Sheffield Hallam University co-convened Stream 4: Welfare Reform and Austerity: international perspectives on increasing demand and diminishing resources at the ESPAnet conference in Lisbon, New Horizons of European Social Policy: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://espanetlisbon2017.eu/
 
Description Co-facilitation of a drama workshop, 'Benefits, Sanctions, and Support?', October 2015, James Kaufman 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Citizens Theatre Community Collective group
Co-facilitation of a drama workshop, 'Benefits, Sanctions, and Support?' (with Elly Goodman, community theatre practitioner at Glasgow Citizens Theatre), for their Community Collective group.

As a form of 'public engagement' James Kaufman co-facilitated a drama workshop and discussion on the theme of welfare conditionality and sanctions with a community drama group at Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. He was invited by the workshop leader because many of the group's members are affected by these policies and associated issues. Impact: audience engaged with the issues, sparked debate and Citizens Theatre floated the idea of doing more engagement workshops along these lines in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Complex Needs to Disordered Personalities: Political Discourses and Practice Responses event, S Johnson 17 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Prof S Johnsen presentation titled 'Extending hospitality' or 'killing with kindness'?: Normative stances regarding interventionist  responses to street homelessness at interdisciplinary event, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://aspd-incontext.org/complex-needs/
 
Description Conference presentation, Prof P Dwyerm Dublin, 12 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer made a presentation titled 'From welfare to work? Welfare conditionality and its impacts in the UK', at the Welfare + Work in the 4th Industrial Revolution Conference held in Dublin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation: John Flint to Resolve ASB Conference, 11th Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk sparked discussion and questions afterwards

Increased activity on the project website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/JF-Resolve-ASB-Presentation.pdf
 
Description Consultation workshop, Jobseeking & Universal Credit service users, 9 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright and researcher Dr Alasdair BR Stewart held a consultation workshop with service users on the WelCond research findings in Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, Jobseeking & Universal Credit, 9 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright and researcher Dr Alasdair BR Stewart held a consultation workshop with advisers to service users on the WelCond research findings in Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, Universal Credit advisers, 24 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Katy Jones held a consultation workshop with advisers to service users on the WelCond research findings in Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, disability, 29 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and researcher Dr Jenny McNeill held a consultation workshop with service users, campaigners and practitioners on the WelCond research findings in Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, homelessness, 9 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Professor Sarah Johnsenheld a consultation workshop with service users and advisers on the WelCond research findings in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, migrant advisers, 14 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Katy Jones held a consultation workshop with advisers to service users on the WelCond research findings in Peterborough.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, offenders' advisers, 5 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond Co-Is Professor Del Roy Fletcher and John Flint, and researchers Elaine Batty and Dr Jenny McNeill held a consultation workshop with advisers to service users on the WelCond research findings in Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop, offenders, 5 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond Co-Is Professor Del Roy Fletcher and John Flint, and researchers Elaine Batty and Dr Jenny McNeill held a consultation workshop with service users on the WelCond research findings in Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation workshop: Disabled welfare practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Welfare practitioners dealing with people with disabilities took part in a consultation workshop to test out research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed the research instruments based on input from the participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Disabled welfare service users 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A consultation workshop was held with some disabled welfare service users to test out the research instruments for the project

The research instruments were adapted and developed following input from the workshop participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Ex-offender welfare practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Welfare practitioners working with ex-offenders took part in a consultation workshop to test out the research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed the research instruments based on input from the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Ex-offender welfare service users 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Ex-offenders who are welfare service users took part in a consultation workshop to test out research instruments

Researchers refined and developed research instruments based on the input of the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Homelessness welfare service users 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Homeless welfare service users took part in a consultation workshop to test out research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed research instruments based on the input of the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Migrant welfare service users 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Welfare practitioners working with ex-offenders took part in a consultation workshop to test out the research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed the research instruments based on input from the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Migration welfare practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Welfare practitioners working with migrants took part in a consultation workshop to test out the research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed the research instruments based on input from the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Unemployed welfare service users 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Unemployed welfare service users took part in a consultation workshop to test out research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed the research instruments based on input from the participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation workshop: Unemployment welfare practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Welfare practitioners working with unemployed people took part in a consultation workshop to test out research instruments.

Researchers refined and developed the research instruments based on input from the participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Contribution to BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire TV programme, 30 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Peter Dwyer and Dr Sharon Wright from the WelCond project appeared in the Victoria Derbyshire programme in a package exploring problems with the Universal Credit benefit system, and contributed to background research by the programme makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP2zKyvdTYM
 
Description Conversation blog L Scullion 24 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Lisa Scullion, University of Salford, co-authored a blog with D Kamerade. Titled 'Welcome to Britain: a land where jobs may be plentiful but are more and more precarious', it was published by The Conversation and attracted considerable interest on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/welcome-to-britain-a-land-where-jobs-may-be-plentiful-but-are-more-and-m...
 
Description Copies of WelCond final findings sent to UN Geneva disability working group members, 10 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer sent copies of the WelCond research final findings to fellow members of the UN disability working party that he has engaged with over the last 18 months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cymorth Cymru conference S Johnsen, 11 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Professor Sarah Johnsen gave a plenary presentation at the Cymorth Cymru conference in Cardiff, on the WelCond homelessness findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Daily Blog NZ - discussion of WelCond findings and CPAG NZ policy statement 16 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As a result of our WelCond findings, Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand issued a statement endorsing the findings and policy recommendations on benefit sanctions. Daily Blog hosted a public debate with CPAG NZ's CEO and politicians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2018/06/16/cpag-urges-immediate-action-on-sanctions-where-there-are-child...
 
Description Daily Herald readers opinion piece 10 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Readers' Opinion: We need to break with the rich boys of Westminster to rid our land of deprivation, written by D Blackwood after attending our Social Security in Scotland first wave findings launch event in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14552492.Readers__39__Opinion__We_need_to_break_with_the_rich_...
 
Description Dangerous drive for work at all costs continues, despite evidence, Ekklesia, 5 August 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact S Hensman cited our research in this feature
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/26503
 
Description Del Roy Fletcher, John Flint and Jenny McNeill, briefint to senior Sheffield City Council staff, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The briefing sparked discussion of the project

The briefing increased awareness of the research with senior council staff and has led to the possibility of running part of the research with the same group in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Del Roy Fletcher, John Flint paper to HSA conference, 8-10 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The paper sparked discussion and questions

There were increased requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Diminished citizenship: welfare conditionality and EEA migrants, presentation to ESRC Festival of Social Science, Manchester 6 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Dr Lisa Scullion made a presentation of project research as part of the festival. The event was titled 'Disability and migration - living on the periphery of society?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/disability-and-migration-living-on-the-periphery-of-society-tickets-3...
 
Description Discussion with Ross Stephens, Director of Social Security, Isle of Man Government - P Dwyer 25 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer held a meeting with Isle of Man Director of Social Security Ross Stephens and his Deputy Vicki McLaughlin at their request, to discuss welfare conditionality. The IoM is planning social security changes and wanted to ensure it avoids pitfalls in design and implementation. They agreed to keep in touch and continue discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Drive programme with Josh Szeps - interview with P Dwyer 29 October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer was invited to give a live interview on our research findings with broadcaster ABC Radio Sydney in the primetime Drive show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/drive/10417324
 
Description ESRC festival of social science at Salford, 8 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond researchers Dr Lisa Scullion and Katy Jones organised a festival of social science event at their university, the University of Salford. Dr Scullion received £1000 to showcase 4 SHUSU projects including WelCond. It was well attended (50+), with lively debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Effects of Changes to the Welfare Benefits System on Disabled People: Messages from Research, Practice and Personal Experience, P Dwyer 4 December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer presented our findings on disability at this event specially organised by the University of York to consider disability issues. The audience numbered some 75 people, who each received a printed copy of our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Effects of welfare sanctions and conditional support "profoundly negative" say researchers - U of York website 11 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on our first wave findings distributed via University of York press office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/research/welfare-conditionality/
 
Description Email briefing to sselected Westminster MPs, 16 October 2018 P Dwyer, L Scullion, S Wright 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and senior team members Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Sharon Wright sent an email briefing on key research findings and recommendations on Universal Credit, ahead of a Westminster Opposition Day debate. The information was used by Labour MP Debbie Abrahams who cited our research, supported by Neil Gray MP (SNP). Mr Gray later used the information in an opinion piece for the Scottish Sunday Mirror.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-10-17/debates/CD3131AC-C7F0-4DB6-A4EF-05191F92642F/Univer...
 
Description Enforcement and interventionist responses to rough sleeping and begging - blog 16 Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blog for WelCond project website by Professor Sarah Johnsen, Co-I, Heriot-Watt University, summarising recent collaborative event with Glasgow Homelessness Network and Crisis on homelessness, and subsequent report (listed separately)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/12/interventionist-and-enforcement-responses-to-rough-sl...
 
Description Evaluation of the Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) Belfast:Cost-Benefit Analysis, 22 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Professor John Flint, WelCond Co-I, to Health and Social Care Board. This presentation was part of an ongoing evaluation for the Health and Social Care Board of the intensive family support service. The remit of the evaluation is to assess the existing service and make recommendations about the service and wider policy and practice in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Evidence given to the Work and Pensions Select Committee by Suzanne Fitzpatrick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence given to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on 8th November 2013 was broadcast live on parliamentlive.tv

The transcripts of the select committee were published online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.parliamentlive.tv
 
Description Evidence newsletter HQN featuring our project findings 17 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HQN's Evidence newsletter reported the WelCond project findings. The newsletter is sent direct to housing practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hqnetwork.co.uk/the-governor
 
Description Evidence newsletter feature McNeill: Disabled people's perspectives on welfare conditionality, 19 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond project researcher Dr Jenny McNeill wrote a feature for HQN's Evidence newsletter, summarising her recent journal article on disabled people's experiences of the welfare system. The newsletter is distributed as a supplement within HQN's magazine The Governor, which is read by a large range of senior housing executives and board members. It is also available online with free access.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hqnetwork.co.uk/the-governor
 
Description Evidence newsletter: welfare conditionality, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Special edition devoted to our first wave findings. Sent directly to several hundred housing practitioners, and placed on partner organisation HQN's website (free, open access). Copies distributed at HQN annual conference (100 delegates).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://housingqualitynetwork.org.uk/products/research/evidence/document7823.html
 
Description Evidence to Asylum, Migration and Settlement Study Group - P Dwyer 29 Aug 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Study Group which is part of the Academy of Social Sciences is preparing a report on effects of recent and upcoming policy shifts nationally and internationally on UK refugee, migration, citizenship, and border issues. WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer provided written evidence from our research. The report is awaited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ex-military claimants need extra support, study-finds - Lancashire Post report 19 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Illingworth in the Lancashire Post reported the story of the Sanctions, Support & Service Leavers project interim findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lep.co.uk/news/ex-military-claimants-need-extra-support-study-finds-1-9136701
 
Description Expert Panel event: Approaches to Conditionality in a Range of Welfare Contexts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Second in a series of International Expert Panel events, where experts bring a range of opinions to inform and challenge the team.

There are plans to publish some of the papers presented. An academic for the Waterford Institute of Technology attended, and subsequently wrote a guest blog on conditionality in Ireland, published September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Expert Panel event: Conceptualising and Justifying Conditionality? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 35 academics and other interested parties attending the expert panel event, which stimulated lively discussion, and an ongoing dialogue with the presenters.

There are plans to publish some of the papers presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Expert Panel event: Understanding Behaviour Change and the Role of Conditionality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Experts in conditionality presented papers to stimulate the team's thinking around the subject

There are plans to publish some of the papers from the series of events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FACTCHECK: a DWP minister's preposterous claims about benefit sanctions, The Canary, 28 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Canary ran a feature rebutting claims by government ministers, citing our research as evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/06/28/factcheck-a-dwp-ministers-preposterous-claims-about-benefit-s...
 
Description Face to face briefing: Sharon Wright to Scottish Government, 27 Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Sharon Wright (Co-I) met with: Kirsty Le Grice and Ann McVie (Welfare Funds and UK Benefits Team, Social Security Policy and Delivery Division), Joanne Farrow (Employability Implementation Lead, Labour Market & Workplace Policy Division, Scottish Government Fair Work Directorate).

They are keen to hear more in e.g. March, when we have conducted more analysis and can be more confident of the representativeness of perspectives.

A possible event is being discussed for May 2016 to bring the findings to government officials and other policy influencers and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Feature in The Canary politial website citing our findings, 5 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following failure of Mhairi Black private member's bill to improve administration of benefit sanctions regime, this feature gives background information including mention of our project's findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thecanary.co/2016/12/05/tory-mps-sabotaged-mhairi-blacks-bill-shows-everything-wrong-with...
 
Description Feature in The Journal (Ireland) with interview B Watts 17 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Journal ran a large feature on the best ways to tackle street homelessness, based on B Watts presentation to joint Trinity College/Focus Ireland event that day. It was titled 'Is handing out clothes to the homeless the best way to help them?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.thejournal.ie/soup-kitchen-homeless-3799832-Jan2018/
 
Description Feature on Universal Credit 'in-work progression' in Big Issue North, 21 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Big feature written by Gary Ryan, based on interview with WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer, details of our findings; quotes from our director Peter Dwyer. Reached a completely new audience for us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bigissuenorth.com/2016/09/looking-glass-world-of-work/20536
 
Description Findings launch reported by James O'Brien, LBC Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio presenter James O'Brien gave a commentary on the project findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://shr.gs/84HrfRR
 
Description Findings report copies requested by Leeds University Business School, 9 August 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Leeds Business School requested copies of our findings papers for its event discussing welfare
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description First wave findings publications May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Suite of 11 research findings papers including overview, comprising first major release of WelCond project findings. Overview printed 300 copies, special edition of Scotland findings 100 copies, all findings available online. Led directly to discussions with senior DWP officials and production of public response to findings from DWP. Publication led to 24 newsletter signups, 2775 website hits (1 week), our own tweets 456 re-tweets, clicks etc, 92 link click-throughs, mentions by others: 80 inc Patrick Butler, Frances Ryan, ESRC, Uni York, Imajsaclaimant, APPG Poverty, new followers 44, 1 WSU research volunteer. Also led directly to project engagement with National Audit Office, British Psychological Association and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/publications/first-wave-research-findings/
 
Description Fixed Term Tenancies: Revealing divergent views of social housing - presentation HQN annual conference B Watts 17 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Dr Beth Watts gave a presentation by invitation at the HQN annual conference in London. The audience comprised policy influencers, local authorities and housing associations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Flagship benefit reforms under fire in region, Yorkshire Post 31 October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer gave an interview to Yorkshire Post about our findings on Universal Credit, for a week-long high profile series on the benefit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frances Ryan piece in Prospect Magazine about our project findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Frances Ryan wrote a blog piece based on our findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/other/benefits-sanctions-dont-get-people-in-to-work-so-why-does-t...
 
Description Greater Manchester Housing Providers Skills & Employment Group L Scullion 8 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by WelCond researcher Dr Lisa Scullion on the project's first wave findings, delivered to senior managers from leading housing providers in Greater Manchester. Strong interest from the audience in our project, particularly from those starting their own projects to support people into employment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Guardian story on homelessness 9 Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guardian story 'We are on the brink of a homelessness crisis among young people' by Emily Jackson cited our project's research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/09/homelessness-crisis-young-people-housing-benefit-pro...
 
Description Guest blog by R Patrick reproduced on Bella Caledonia site, 31 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was reproduced with permission by this blogging site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2017/10/31/on-conditionality/
 
Description Guest blog by R Patrick: Why conditionality isn't working, 23 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog for the WelCond website by Dr Ruth Patrick was the most viewed blog on the site in the quarter, with more than 700 views in three months. It attracted considerable interest and comment via Twitter. It led to further plans for collaborations between WelCond and Dr Patrick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/10/why-conditionality-isnt-working/
 
Description Guest blog for project website: D Webster, 12 Apr 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr David Webster, emeritus at Glasgow University, wrote a guest blog post for the WelCond website on his attempts to correct UK government figures on benefit sanctions. Dr Webster is the foremost UK academic authority on benefit sanction statistics. To date the post has been accessed online more than 500 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/04/tackling-britains-misleading-benefit-sanctions-statis...
 
Description Guest blog: C. Beatty, S. Fothergill The impact of welfare reform on Scotland, 21 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest blog for WelCond website written by Professor S Fothergill and T Beatty from Sheffield Hallam University, outlining newly published research.

As a result of sharing on Twitter the project had an increased number of followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/09/the-impact-of-welfare-reform-on-scotland-lots-of-pain...
 
Description Guest blog: D. Ghelani, 'What makes a good local welfare support and conditionality scheme?', 5 Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased activity on the project website and retweets on Twitter

Increased requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/10/what-makes-a-good-local-welfare-support-and-condition...
 
Description Guest blog: D. Webster , Sanction statistics: the trends and latest information, 4 Mar 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest blog post by Dr David Webster of the University of Glasgow. Increased activity on the project website and retweets on Twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/03/sanction-statistics-the-trends-and-latest-information...
 
Description Guest blog: E Williams 19March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researcher Evan Williams wrote a guest blog for the WelCond website, titled 'Universal Credit and the legacy of JSA sanctions'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/03/universal-credit-and-the-legacy-of-jsa-sanctions/
 
Description Guest blog: H. Stinson, 'What's at the heart of policy decisions on welfare - and what should be?', 19 Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased activity on the project website and retweets on Twitter

Increased requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/10/whats-at-the-heart-of-policy-decisions-on-welfare-and...
 
Description Guest blog: J Foell, 13 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GP Dr Jens Foell wrote a guest blog for the WelCond website titled 'Health notes: the pressures to reduce life's complexities to a sheet of paper', concerning disability reports for the social security system. It attracted a number of interesting responses on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2017/11/health-notes-the-pressures-to-reduce-lifes-complexiti...
 
Description Guest blog: Jo Brown, 'Disabled people's experiences of back-to-work support', 9th September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was shared on Twitter

Several people re-tweeted the blog, increasing the audience reach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/09/disabled-peoples-experiences-of-back-to-work-support/
 
Description Guest blog: Laura Welti, 'The high cost of living with a disability', 24th June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was shared on Twitter

The blog was re-tweeted by others and the project account had further followers added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/06/the-high-cost-of-living-with-a-disability/
 
Description Guest blog: M. Simpson, 'The right to human dignity in the workfare state', 18 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased activity on the project website and retweets on Twitter

Increased requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/11/the-right-to-human-dignity-in-the-workfare-state/
 
Description Guest blog: S Batty 20 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researcher Sarah Batty wrote a guest blog for the WelCond project website titled 'No matter which way you turn they have actually got you': Universal Credit, conditionality and discretion. The blog attracted considerable attention and comment, receiving more than 1300 views in the first month, and responses on Twitter and via the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/02/no-matter-which-way-you-turn-they-have-actually-got-y...
 
Description Guest blog: S. Bielefeld, 'Cashless welfare experiments - regulating vice and virtue?', 12/01/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog post was re-tweeted on Twitter by followers of the project. The blog itself was a result of engagement activities done by Peter Dwyer in Australia in September 2015.

Discussion on twitter was sparked by the blog post.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/01/cashless-welfare-card-experiments-regulating-vice-and...
 
Description Guest blog: S. Johnsen, 'Public Spaces Protection Orders, rough sleepers and media storms', 9 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased activity on the project website and retweets on Twitter

Increased requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/11/public-spaces-protection-orders-rough-sleepers-and-me...
 
Description Guest blog: T. Boland & R. Griffin, 'Ireland's welfare pathway', 2nd September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was publicised and shared by others on Twitter

The project Twitter account received more followers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2015/09/irelands-welfare-pathway/
 
Description Herald Scotland - benefit sancions don't do the job for the claimant or the public, 29 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Columnist Stephen Naysmith wrote an opinion feature on our WelCond findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/16254866.Stephen_Naysmith__Benefit_sanctions_don_t_do_the_job_...
 
Description Homelessness seminar, Glasgow, 25 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar organised and presented by Johnsen S, Fitzpatrick S (Co-Is WelCond); and Watts B, WelCond researcher, to discuss difficult issues around intervention arising from our first wave findings. Jointly organised with Shelter Scotland and Crisis Scotland. Guest speaker Jeremy Swain, CEO Thames Reach. 45 people in attendance, including reps from national bodies including Scottish Govt, Scottish Churches Housing Action, Crisis, Homeless Action Scotland, Scottish Prison Service, Scottish Drugs Forum. We also had a number of  high level people operating at the regional level, including a commander from the police service and reps from various  community safety partnerships. Report produced and published (listed separately).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Homelessness, welfare conditionality and work - presentation to CIH Scotland 26 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Professor Sarah Johnsen, WelCond Co-I, at Building beyond Brexit: what now? conference, Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hosting WelCond international conference Welfare Conditionality: Principles, Practices and Perspectives, 26-28 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WelCond project hosted its end of award international conference. This attracted some 80+ papers and 150 delegates from various countries across the world. Delegates were mostly academics and postgraduate students but also included a good number of policy stakeholders, voluntary organisations, health practitioners, campaigners and individual welfare service users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/international-conference/
 
Description HouseMark welfare reform impact club presentation, L Scullion 11 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond team member Dr Lisa Scullion gave an invited presentation to HouseMark's Welfare Reform Impact Club, comprising senior staff from housing associations and local authorities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IN-work conditionality is based on weak evidence - but will the policy sink or swim?, Conversation blog J Abbas & K Jones 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jo Abbas and WelCond team member Dr Katy Jones wrote a blog based on WelCond and other research. This collaboration was a result of their meeting at our international conference in June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/in-work-conditionality-public-opinion/
 
Description Impact of benefit sanctions is 'profoundly negative' on claimants says academic research - Rightsnet 12 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Item on online discussion forum concerning our findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rights/news/item/impact-of-benefit-sanctions-is-profoundly-negat...
 
Description Informal discussion P Dwyer with Boland and Griffin, Waterford Institute of Technology, 3 April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer held an informal virtual meeting with Dr Tom Boland & Dr Ray Griffin, Waterford Institute of Technology. There was discussion re mutual research interests and possibilities for collaborative working and a larger funding bid. They agreed to progress ideas together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interdisciplinary Global Development Network - presentation of findings by J Bright 4 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond team member J Bright gave a talk to the newly formed IGDN at the University of York. Audience included practitioners working on global development issues who wished to deepen contacts with the WelCond project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for student newspaper, K Jones 7 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Katy Jones did an interview with a University of Salford student journalist about the research findings on disability, for the student newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited attendance in Scottish Parliament Expert Network on Social Security and Devolved Powers with Information Centre (SPICe) 24 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited participation by Professor Peter Dwyer, WelCond PI, at Holrood. Launch of SPICE, an expert panel, exploring scrutiny of social security issues in context of devolved Sccottish Government powers, at Holyrood; PD invited and then asked to form part of expert group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Is this the end of FTTs in social housing? Inside Housing podcast 30 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inside Housing, the trade magazine for the social housing sector, made a podcast on fixed term tenancies. It included the report from the survey of housing professionals completed by Dr Beth Watts and Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick on behalf of WelCond with HQN and CaCHE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/BethWatts494/status/1046432111123730433
 
Description Item in Salford City Partnership Bulletin Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Item about our research in email newsletter, written by Jones, K., & Scullion, L., University of Salford. Part of team initiative to work with various organisations, local government and politicians in the Greater Manchester area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J McNeill piece for departmental newsletter 20 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Dr McNeill wrote a feature on the project's findings on anti-social behaviour for the University of Sheffield departmental newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.770758!/file/Insight_04.pdf#page=3
 
Description Jenny McNeill presentation to Methodological Challenges seminar series, NatCen and U of Sheffield, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

No particular notable impacts noted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://methodologicalchallenges.group.shef.ac.uk/?page_id=227
 
Description Jo Brown presentation to Social and Health Inequalities: A PhD Symposium, 29th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The presentation led to discussion among the audience afterwards.

Those present at the talk were directed to the project website for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Katy Jones presentation to City West Housing Trust In-work Poverty Conference, 30 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion among the audience.

The project received further requests to be added to the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote address by Peter Dwyer to 'Carrots and Sticks: New Regulatory Approaches to Crime and Behavioural Control' conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Keynote address to 'Carrots and Sticks: New Regulatory Approaches to Crime and Behavioural Control' conference titled 'Sanctions and support? The extension and intensification of welfare conditionality in the UK'

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description LSE Blog: Watts, How can we ethically respond to rough sleeping? A four-point framework, 21 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Dr Beth Watts wrote a blog for the LSE Policy & Politics site, based on the project's homelessness research, exploring how those working with street homeless people can best decide whether, how and when intervention is appropriate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/how-can-we-ethically-respond-to-rough-sleeping-a-four-point...
 
Description Labour is considering a radical policy that would turn the DWP on its head, The Canary 1 August 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact N Jones cited our WelCond research in this Canary feature on Labour Party future policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thecanary.co/opinion/2018/08/01/labour-is-considering-a-radical-policy-that-would-turn-t...
 
Description Launch of final project findings 22 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A suite of nine final findings papers covering the policy areas in the research, together with an overview briefing paper, were launched online and at a Westminster event for policymakers. The event was attended by about 70 people including a number of parliamentarians and their researchers, plus representatives from leading campaign and charitable organisations. There was extensive media coverage, led by a Guardian lead news story. The Independent, BBC Sunday Politics, LBC radio, and numerous others also covered the story. The project website received 11,700 views, twitter feed gained 180 followers with 100k+ impressions, and there were 54 signups to the project newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2018/05/welfare-conditionality-is-ineffective-research-team-f...
 
Description Learning and Work Institute Roundtable on impact of welfare reforms, 8 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Participation by Dr Janis Bright, WelCond impact officer, in roundtable to debate recent research by Learning and Work Institute and Policy in Practice, ahead of publication. Good networking opportunity and made contact with group of campaigning organisations that holds meetings with DWP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture given by John Flint at the University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Inaugural professorial lecture, given at University of Sheffield titled '"Those that used to have right to live here": Historical and contemporary struggles of public housing'

The lecture stimulated discussion amongst students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Lone Parents in the UK Today, 7 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to national conference by WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow, on study's first wave findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lone-parents-in-the-uk-today-tickets-29607069542#
 
Description Magazine article: Fitzpatrick and Watts, Fixing Terms, published in Inside Housing, 18 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Feature aimed at housing practitioners giving early details of project research findings concerning fixed-term tenancies in social housing. Written by WelCond Co-I Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and researcher Dr Beth Watts, Heriot Watt University. Increased activity on project website and Twitter

Increased requests to be added to the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/debate/expert-opinion/fixing-terms/7012754.article
 
Description Meeting Dwyer with C Goldie 3 August 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond project Director Professor Peter Dwyer held a meeting with visiting policy influencer Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service. They discussed the possibility of holding a Skype meeting later in the year with a group of Australian government officials, concerning conditionality in the Australian welfare system. Later Professor Dwyer was invited to give the opening plenary at the ACOSS 2018 national conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting to brief Lab MP for Salford and Eccles Rebecca Long-Bailey 8 Apr 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Lisa Scullion held a meeting with Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (who is also Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury) to brief her on our emerging findings with particular regard to Greater Manchester. The information would feed into a wider group of policy actors in the GM region. As a result of this meeting Rebecca agreed to speak at our Greater Manchester findings launch in June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Agnieszka Nelson, Australian National University, 11 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer held meeting with Agnieska Nelson as part of ongoing dialogue with Australian National University and Australian Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with DWP official, J Flint 2 Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I John Flint (University of Sheffield) met Andrea Lee, Deputy Director and Lead Analyst, Children, Families and Disadvantage, Department for Work and Pensions as part of the CsAP Fellows programme, for a general discussion on the welfare system. He gave information on the WelCond project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with DWP officials, Dwyer & Bright, 25 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer and Impact Officer Janis Bright held a briefing meeting with senior DWP officials - Agnieszka Nelson and Jack Davison. They discussed the WelCond research findings and agreed to arrange a meeting in London with a large group of senior DWP officers (22 March).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with David Tennant, CEO Familycare (Australia), 14 Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof P Dwyer held meeting with David Tennant, CEO Familycare (Australia)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Dr Dina Bowman, Brotherhood of St Laurence Australia, 16 Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Peter Dwyer, WelCond project PI, hosted a meeting with Dr Dina Bowman, principal research fellow, Work and Economic Security, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne, AUS, to discuss future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Oslo University students 11 Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact WelCond project researcher L Scullion, University of Salford, met a group of students from Oslo University and discussed our project. As a result, MA student Henriette Oktander-Andersen took up a place, supervised by LS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting: Peter Dwyer with Emma Wilson, PhD Candidate at Macquarie University, Australia, 10 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Dwyer met with Emma Wilson, PhD candidate to discuss the project research and its relevance to her PhD. This was as a result of Prof Dwyer's visit to Australia in September 2015.

Emma Wilson was added to the mailing list and plans to use the project outputs in her research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting: Peter Dwyer with Katy Smith (PhD candidate), 16 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A meeting with Katy Smith, PhD candidate at Australian National University as a result of Peter's lectures in Australia in September 2015. The project was discussed in relation to Katy's PhD research.

Katy was added to the mailing list for the project and plans to use outputs from the project in her research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting: Peter Dwyer with Prof Lars Inge Terum, 9 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Prof Dwyer met with Prof Lars Inge Terum to discuss his proposed research into Welfare Conditionality in Norway. A letter of support from the project was written for the funding application in Norway.

There are plans for future collaboration and information sharing between the projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mental Health Nurse Academics story 24 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This representative organisation for practitioners in mental health reported our findings and added a commentary
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mhnauk.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/mhnauk-statement-on-welfare-conditionality-and-people-with-d...
 
Description Mention of WelCond findings in GMPA newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Greater Manchester Poverty Action wrote about our WelCond findings in its newsletter which is distributed to third sector organisations, local authorities and others in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gmpovertyaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/May-30th-2018.pdf
 
Description Mention of WelCond research in SNP press release 1 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The SNP issued a press release headed 'Disabled people on Work Programme three times as likely to be sanctioned as to find a job'. The release cited our WelCond research first wave findings ('Glasgow University') on negative effects of sanctions. Picked up by a number of online media sites - example below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://dwpexamination.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/disabled-jobseekers-three-times-more-likely-to-be-sa...
 
Description Military veterans should not be subject to benefits sanctions - new study: blog in The Conversation 19 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Sanctions Support and Service Leavers project team - Dr L Scullion, Professor P Dwyer, Dr K Jones, Dr C Hynes, Dr P Martin - wrote a blog post to promote their first wave study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://theconversation.com/military-veterans-should-not-be-subject-to-benefits-sanctions-new-study-9...
 
Description NAWRA annual conference 1 March 2019, L Scullion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Lisa Scullion from the University of Salford gave a presentation at the National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers annual conference, where she outlined the project's final findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NAWRA conference S Wright 8 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright presented at the NAWRA welfare rights conference in Edinburgh to an audience of welfare rights advisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Neuro Family Matters blog 17 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 'Welfare conditionality or socio-economic oppression?' written by Dr Stephen Weatherhead, after attending our Salford findings launch event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.neurofamilymatters.co.uk/news
 
Description News story in The Independent, 15 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reporter Jon Stone wrote a story based on The Guardian's report of the day before, and again using quotes from Prof Dwyer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-punishing-the-working-poor-with-sanctions-in-new-u...
 
Description News story in the Guardian, 14 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reporter Patrick Butler wrote a story titled 'DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule', quoting Prof Dwyer and the Welfare Conditionality project extensively. The story was widely tweeted and retweeted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/apr/14/dwp-punishing-low-paid-full-time-workers-under-new-be...
 
Description Newspaper article: 'Food bank opens for young people hit by benefit sanctions', The Guardian, 10/12/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article cited the paper commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and published in September 2014, which showed evidence that the benefit reforms had disproportionately affected young people. The Guardian article was read in print and online by many people.

Further downloads of the JRF article were made from the JRF website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/10/food-bank-opens-young-people-benefit-sanctions-liverp...
 
Description Newspaper article: 'Sanctions hit the compliant, not the rule breakers', The National, 4th March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article provided academic commentary and analysis to supplement a larger article on benefit sanctions. The paper has a large circulation in Scotland and the article was published online and in print, making it available to a large audience.

The impact will be general awareness-raising among the public about the issues surrounding welfare conditionality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thenational.scot/comment/comment-sanctions-hit-the-compliant-not-the-rule-breakers.745
 
Description Newspaper article: Revealed: the Tories new plan to squeeze the working poor, Sunday Herald, 31 Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sharon Wright interview in newspaper, The Sunday Herald (Glasgow and National), for article titled: 'Revealed: the Tories new plan to squeeze the working poor'. Front page mention and full page coverage on page 2 and 3 of the print version.

The article provided academic commentary and analysis to supplement a larger article on benefit sanctions. The paper has a large circulation in Scotland and the article was published online and in print, making it available to a large audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/14242638.Revealed__the_Tories_new_plan_to_squeeze_the_wo...
 
Description Newspaper story: Sunday Herald 31 Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Sunday Herald, Scotland, ran a feature by WelCond Co-I S Wright, University of Glasgow, about our project's research on in-work conditionality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/14242638.Revealed__the_Tories_new_plan_to_squeeze_the_wo...
 
Description Open letter to Independent: The DWP must see that a bad job is worse for your mental health than unemployment: open letter, 27 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An open letter from the British Psychological Society and other representative bodies for psychologists had an open letter published in the Independent, calling for suspension of the benefit sanctions regime. The letter cites our WelCond first wave findings in evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/a-bad-job-is-worse-for-your-mental-health-than-unemploym...
 
Description Oral evidence given on the impact of JSA sanctions on female job seekers to Fawcett Society enquiry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharon Wright gave oral evidence to the Fawcett Society on the influence of JSA sanctions on female jobseekers

The enquiry will aim to influence policy in the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral evidence given on the impact of JSA sanctions on lone parents to Fawcett Society enquiry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah Johnsen gave oral evidence to the Fawcett Society on the impact of JSA sanctions on lone parents.

The enquiry will enable the society to campaign and influence policy in the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Paper given by Peter Dwyer to conference at the Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Keynote paper to conference at the Portuguese Catholic University titled 'Conditional Citizenship: its implications for social justice, policy and practice'

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Paper presented at the Housing Studies Association conference, April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A paper entitled ''Extending hospitality' or 'killing with kindness'? Normative stances regarding enforcement and interventionism in the homelessness sector' was presented by Sarah Johnsen, Beth Watts and Suzanne Fitzpatrick to the conference, which generated debate amongst colleagues

The presentation stimulated debate amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Paper presented by John Flint at the Carrots and Sticks Conference, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 'Carrots and Sticks: New regulatory approaches to crime and behavioural control' conference titled 'The Troubling Governmentalities of the Troubled Families Civilising Offensive'

The paper stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Paper presented by John Flint at the Social Policy Association Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Paper presented at the Social Policy Association Conference 2013: Social Policy in Challenging Times titled 'Those that used to have the right to live here: Housing, Welfare Reform and the Right to the City'

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Patrick Butler lead story The Guardian 22 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guardian social affairs editor Patrick Butler wrote an extensive story, 'Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging', based on our findings. It was the lead story of the day on the Guardian website and received at least 10,000 'shares' on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/22/benefit-sanctions-found-to-be-ineffective-and-damagi...
 
Description Peter Dwyer article published in 'The Conversation', August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The article was read 2006 times (as at 30/09/15) and prompted 3 comments

Three comments were stimulated by the article, and it was shared on Facebook 32 times, and on Twitter 282 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://theconversation.com/two-real-life-accounts-of-the-effect-of-benefits-sanctions-46500
 
Description Peter Dwyer lecture to Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, 23 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The lecture stimulated rich discussion.

Many audience members were keen to be kept informed of the project's progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Dwyer meeting with Brotherhood of St Lawrence, Melbourne, 22 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rich discussion was stimulated by the meeting

Increased requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Dwyer meeting with Director of Australian Institute of Family Studies 22 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The meeting discussed the project and its relevance to Australian policy.

Further requests to be added to the mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Dwyer presentation to Qualitative Longitudinal Panel in Migration and Social Network Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Peter Dwyer gave a presentation titled 'Using QLR to explore welfare conditionality and behaviour change', to the Qualitative Longitudinal Panel in Migration and Social Network Research, 22-23 May 2014, at the Georg Simmel Zentrum fur Metropolenforschung, Humbolt Universität zu Berlin.

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Peter Dwyer presentation to Welfare Reform Impact Club, 19th March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation provoked a rich discussion and many enquiries about the project.

Many practitioners offered assistance with the recruitment of research participants, and many were also added to the mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Dwyer presentation to Welfare-to-Work SPA Policy Roundtable, 11th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussions.

Devan Ghelani met and spoke with Peter, and as a result wrote a guest blog for the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Dwyer presentation to representatives from Korean Ministry delegates, York 31st March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation sparked discussion with delegates following the meeting.

Unknown as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Peter Dwyer presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 14th July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated discussion among the audience

The ESRC supported Prof Dwyer to write a 'briefing paper' which was subsequently published on the project website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Dwyer quoted in The Guardian 'Cuts Blog', 8th January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article was re-tweeted on Twitter by some followers

The journalist, Patrick Butler has followed the project's progress and has since been in touch to write further articles about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/patrick-butler-cuts-blog/2015/jan/08/benefit-sanctions-absurd-and...
 
Description Phys.Org story about our project findings, 23 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Phys.Org website which reaches professional scientists ran a story on our project findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://phys.org/news/2018-05-welfare-conditionality-ineffective-authors-major.html
 
Description Plans to force workers on universal credit to take second job risky - Guardian story 11 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Report by Patrick Butler citing our evidence to the Work & Pensions Committee report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/11/force-workers-universal-credit-take-second-jobs-risky
 
Description Podcast - Does conditionality help the jobless find work? - P Dwyer 5 December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ABC Radio National (Australia) produced this podcast presented by journalist Paul Barclay. It is a combination of WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer's keynote address to the Australian Council of Social Service, and the subsequent panel discussion with Prof Dwyer and other experts. As a result of this broadcast, Professor Dwyer received two letters from members of the public in Australia thanking him for his presentation and offering their own experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/does-conditional-welfare-help-the-jobless-fin...
 
Description Podcast - P Dwyer COMPAS seminar 29 Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer's lecture at the University of Oxford on migrants, conditionality and welfare in the UK was broadcast and remains available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-dwyer
 
Description Podcast B Watts: 'Are we doing good good enough?' 30 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Beth Watts broadcast for the UK Housing website on the best ways to tackle street homelessness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ukhousing.news/
 
Description Presentation and debate at LSE, P Dwyer 19 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer made a presentation titled 'Identity and the welfare state: the challenge of welfare conditionality for sustaining social solidarity', as part of a public event and debate in the Identity and the Welfare State: evolving challenges for sustaining social solidarity event in the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0 in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Liverpool University, Sociology dept, seminar series 22 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation: Welfare Conditionality and Social Justice, to Public Practices and Seminars series, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, by Professor Peter Dwyer, WelCond PI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Military Veterans Conference, Salford, L Scullion 22 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers director and WelCond researcher Dr Lisa Scullion presented 'Introducing Sanctions Support and Service Leavers Project' to the Military Veterans Conference, University of Salford. There was considerable interest in this presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.salford.ac.uk/onecpd/courses/military-veterans-conference
 
Description Presentation by Professor P Dwyer to National Housing Federation Welfare Reform Conference Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond PI Professor Peter Dwyer outlined the project's first wave findings to an audience of senior practitioners and policy stakeholders in the housing sector. Also presenting were DWP officials and other welfare stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.housing.org.uk/events/browse-events/welfarereform/
 
Description Presentation of first Wave Findings to Salford Sanctions Task Force 23 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Lisa Scullion, WelCond researcher, presentation at DWP Benefit Conditionality and Sanctions in Salford - One Year On conference. Also present Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett. 40 delegates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on Universal Credit to OECD, S Wright & L Scullion, 6 Sseptember 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond team members Dr Sharon Wright & Dr Lisa Scullion were invited to Paris to present to senior OECD policymakers on the problems of Universal Credit. Country specialist Jan Parielsson from the OECD acted as discussant. The audience included about 20 heads of division, senior economists, economists and statisticians mostly from the Economics Department and Labour Department. A return meeting in London is mooted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to FrameWork HA, Nottingham, B Watts 25 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Beth Watts gave a presentation titled 'Navigating the ethics of responses to rough sleeping: intentions, impacts and innovation' to an audience of (mostly) housing association staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Greater Manchester Complex Dependency and Troubled Families Executive, 20 Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Katy Jones, WelCond project researcher, on messages from our first wave findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Greater Manchester Welfare Rights Advisers Group 17 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Lisa Scullion, WelCond researcher, University of Salford, on our first wave findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to HQN Rent Income Excellence Network annual conference, 12 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 170 delegates. Excellent feedback included: 'Very interesting.' 'Hopefully policy makers will take note.' 'Interesting.' 'Very worthwhile project, looking forward to the final outcome.' 'Great to hear about research that is being conducted.' 'Very interesting and academic.' 'Best of the day'!' 'Excellent topic, well presented.' 'Very interesting analysis. Excellent!' 'Relevant, up to date and hard hitting.' 'Great to see some great work being done.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to Homelessness and Austerity Public Forum17 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Professor Sarah Johnsen, WelCond Co-I, based on our first wave findings on homelessness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Huddersfield Mission, P Dwyer 1 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of our first wave findings and analysis by WelCond Director and PI Professor Peter Dwyer at event to debate sanctions. Event title: Benefit Sanctions What's the Point
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://calderdalemethodists.org.uk/Events/Posters/sanctions01032017.pdf
 
Description Presentation to Liverpool Hope University students: 'Behaviour Change in Action', James Kaufman Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 30 minute talk on welfare conditionality to a visiting group of 150 (ish) first year Social Policy undergraduates from Liverpool Hope University. Sparked discussion and included Q & A session. Students were engaged and informed about welfare conditionality and its broader impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to Open Data in Practice event, F Hughes 15 November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project Manager Fleur Hughes gave a presentation on good practice in managing open access data to an event at the University of York. A blog post giving details of the WelCond project website will be published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Salford Financial Inclusion Task Group 27 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Lisa Scullion, WelCond researcher, University of Salford, on our first wave findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Trinity College Dublin & Focus Ireland, B Watts 17 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond Researcher Beth Watts presented on 'Navigating the ethics of responses to rough sleeping: intentions, impacts and innovation' at jointly held event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to University of York research impact awayday 31 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of first wave findings by Dr Janis Bright, WelCond impact officer, to dept of social policy and social work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Young Women's Trust meeting, Professor P Dwyer, 24 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Dwyer was invited to present on WelCond's work to the Young Women's Trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to the Tameside Poverty Action Group, October 2015 Katy Jones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Katy Jones, University of Salford, invited to present at the Tameside Poverty Action Group (quarterly meeting) on Universal Credit. Sparked discussion and further expressions of interest in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation: Diverting women from prison: the gendered nature of conditionality, punishment and control, CRESR PhD Showcase, Povey, L. Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sparked interest and debate about the PhD and wider project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation: Exploring vulnerability narratives within Behavioural Conditionality, ESRC Seminar Series, Stinson, H., Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ESRC Seminar Series: Critical Dialogues on Psychology, Behaviour and Brain Science Summer School. Presentation by H Stinson, WelCond PhD student at University of York.
Sparked discussion of association between behavioural conditionality, vulnerability and psychological goverance. Generated further interest in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation: Povey, L. (24th Feb 2016) Watching While Being Watched: Early Reflections on Using Visual Methods with At Risk Women to Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Graduate Seminar Series 2015/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation: Povey, L. (24th Feb 2016) 'Watching While Being Watched: Early Reflections on Using Visual Methods with 'At Risk' Women' to Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Graduate Seminar Series 2015/16

Sparked debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press release University of Glasgow 24 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University of Glasgow issued a press release on the WelCond final findings, in support of our media activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_586388_en.html
 
Description Press release from Heriot-Watt University on our findings, 25 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact WelCond partner university issued a press release on our findings, in support of the project team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/news/fresh-call-for-welfare-reform.htm
 
Description Private briefing - Scullion 10 Mar 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Private briefing by WelCond researcher Dr Lisa Scullion with Leader and CEO of Trafford Council Cllr Sean Anstee and Theresa Grant, about our research and findings. Led to participation in our own Greater Manchester findings launch in June and to ongoing dialogue re welfare, benefits and poverty in Greater Manchester region, with a view to our research influencing the approach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Private briefing with OECD, S Wright, 1 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow, met economists Annabelle Mourougane and Mark Baker from the OECD UK Desk in Edinburgh, as a follow up to their previous meeting in autumn 2018. They discussed Universal Credit and the problems in its design and implementation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Private briefing with civil servants Scotland 9 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing with senior civil servants Scotland in social security, social justice and; employability policy; and delivery departments with team members Dwyer, Wright, Stewart, Johnsen. Following this meeting Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn exchanged emails with project and praised the usefulness of this briefing. He said our information had 'helped shape' the Scottish government's thinking on social security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project website guest blogpost: Bielefield 31 Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Shelley Bielefeld from the Australian National University wrote a guest blog for our WelCond website concerning cashless welfare card experiments by the Australian Government. The post has been accessed online more than 300 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/01/cashless-welfare-card-experiments-regulating-vice-and...
 
Description Project website guest blogpost: Meers 10 Mar 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost by Jed Meers, PhD student at York Law School: 'Battling the bedroom tax: the wider implications of the supreme court ruling'. Much interest on Twitter and accessed more than 700 times online. Led to an offer from a law PhD research student from a different university to write a blog post, which was also published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/2016/03/battling-the-bedroom-tax-the-wider-implications-of-th...
 
Description Request for information from Social Security Agency Northern Ireland, 27 Apr 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Request for information on our findings from Jennifer Gibb
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research finds DWP claimants hold universally negative views, The National 2 Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News story in The National, Scotland, based on University of Glasgow/WelCond project press release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thenational.scot/politics/research-finds-dwp-claimants-hold-universally-negative-views.24...
 
Description S Wright briefing meeting with Prof Jean Claude Barbier, to inform feature in Le Monde, 6 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond team member Dr Sharon Wright held a briefing meeting with M Barbier for his Le Monde opinion piece. Unfortunately his copy was cut before publication so our project did not feature but did influence background to the piece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2018/09/06/pauvrete-ne-suivons-pas-l-exemple-anglais_5350904_32...
 
Description SHUSU newsletter item 3 Mar 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Item on our research project. Led to enquiry from policy influencer at Homeless Link. This led to further dialogue on our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Salford CVS story 24 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Salford Council for Voluntary Service reported our findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.salfordcvs.co.uk/welfare-conditionality-largely-ineffective-research-team-finds
 
Description Sanctions, Support & Service Leavers event 19 April, Salford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The SSSL project, led by the University of Salford with the University of York as a partner, and linked to the WelCond project, held an event titled 'Sanctions, support and Service leavers: Welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life' to launch its interim findings. It was well attended by a range of organisations and individuals concerned with forces veterans, and also representatives from the MoD and DWP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sanctions: people around the UK tell their stories, Church Action on Poverty, 2 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Graham Aitchison from Church Action on Poverty wrote this blog post citing our WelCond research evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://voicesfromthemargins.org.uk/2018/07/02/sanctions-people-around-the-uk-share-their-stories/
 
Description Sarah Johnsen presentation to National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers, 4th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion among the audience

The project received requests to be added to the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scotsman newspaper opinion column on our findings, 12 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Columnist Darren McGarvey wrote a feature headlined 'The 'benefits' of Universal Credit should give Tories food for thought', citing our WelCond final findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/darren-mcgarvey-the-benefits-of-universal-credit-should-give-t...
 
Description Scottish Government annual 'Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group' conference 7 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of our first wave findings on homelessness by Professor Sarah Johnsen, Co-I
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar presentation at the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick presented a seminar entitled 'Housing rights' and 'rights to housing': exploring moral and legal discourses in an era of growing welfare conditionality in the UK to an audience of Australian academics.


The presentation stimulated debate at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar presentation by Sharon Wright to the Social Policy Association Conference 2013: Social Policy in Challenging Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Sharon Wright's presentation, 'Nudging the behaviour of welfare recipients: encouraging the active welfare subject or punishing the poor?' stimulated discussion amongst the conference attendees.


Discussion was stimulated amongst the attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar presentation by Suzanne Fitzpatrick at City Futures, University of New South Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Seminar presentation at City Futures, University of New South Wales titled 'Housing rights' and 'rights to housing': exploring moral and legal discourses in an era of growing welfare conditionality in the UK

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar presentation to Social Policy Association Conference by Sarah Johnsen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Seminar presentation to the Social Policy Association Conference 2013: Social Policy in Challenging Times titled 'Street clearance or coercive care? The use of enforcement to combat 'problematic street culture''

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar presentation: Peter Dwyer to COMPAS Oxford seminar series, 19 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk prompted debate and questions afterwards

Increased activity on the project website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/event/wellbeing-and-migration-in-the-uk/
 
Description Series of discussions with British Psychological Society starting May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following the launch of our first wave findings in May 2016 the British Psychological Society initiated a series of dialogues with WelCond director Professor Peter Dwyer, concerning our findings and the BPS ongoing work on the health effects of benefit sanctions. This eventually led to the WelCond evidence on in-work UC recipients being cited by BPS in its campaign beginning February 2017 for the UK government to suspend sanctions because of their negative health effects (see separate entry).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://beta.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-calls-government-suspend-its-benefits-sanctions-system
 
Description Sharon Wright and Sarah Johnsen paper to SPA conference, 6-8 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion and questions among the audience

The project received website visits and further additions to the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sharon Wright chaired initial Policy Scotland network meeting, February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The meeting sparked much discussion among members of the network.

Colleagues at CRESR (Sheffield Hallam University) subsequently wrote a guest blog for the project website, published in September 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/welfare-reform-network-launch-event/
 
Description Sharon Wright presentation to Citizens Advice Bureau, Fife, August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated discussion

The project website received visits and requests to join the mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sharon Wright presentation to the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation Scotland, 30 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion among the audience.

The project received requests to join the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sharon Wright radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Sharon Wright on Central FM

Increased interest in the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Sharon Wright, Sarah Johnsen, paper to ESPAnet conference, Denmark 3-5 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion among the audience

The project website was visited and there were further requests to join the mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sheffield Hallam University press release 22 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Partner research organisation Sheffield Hallam University issued a press release about the project findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www4.shu.ac.uk/mediacentre/new-study-finds-welfare-conditionality-ineffective
 
Description Shelter blog on our research 8 Mar 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog written by K Webb giving extensive detail on our social housing research first wave findings: 'Fixed term tenancies failing on everyone's terms'. Picked up and used by several Lords in debate on Housing and Planning Bill 2016 then going through parliament (noted in Hansard). Helped to achieve concessions on FTTs - see separate entry in 'Influence' section.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blog.shelter.org.uk/2016/03/fixed-term-tenancies-failing-on-everyones-terms/
 
Description Skype meeting P Dwyer with H Hirano, Mejiro University, Japan, 3 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hiroya Hirano, Associate Professor Ph.D., Department of Social Welfare Services, Faculty of Human Sciences, Mejiro University, Tokyo, began a dialogue with Professor P Dwyer, WelCond PI, concerning their mutual research interests and a potential Anglo- Japanese comparative study by Hirano using the WELCOND methodology. They met via skype for a one hour conversation. Dwyer forwarded first wave findings and also relevant academic sources re welfare conditionality and citizenship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social Security Workshop 12 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Second in series of Social Policy Association funded workshops, organised by Michael Orton. Dr Sharon Wright, Co-I, University of Glasgow, hosted this event in Glasgow. M Orton agreed to follow up with blog for our website (listed separately)), further raising profile of the series and the WelCond project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Security and Social Justice, Towards a Fairer Scotland - presentation to 6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation by WelCond project Co-I Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow. Part of high profile debate in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Social Security in Scotland: WelCond findings event, 13 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Sharon Wright and Dr ABR Stewart from the University of Glasgow organised and presented at this event, which launched the WelCond findings for Scotland. A special edition of our project findings on Scotland was launched and paper copies distributed. A number of senior policy staff from third sector and public organisations attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Security in Scotland: briefing to MSPs, Holyrood, 8 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Highly successful briefing by Professor Peter Dwyer, Welcond PI, Dr Sharon Wright, Professor Sarah Johnsen (Welcond Co-Is). Minister and 13 other MSPs present. As a result, MSP Sandra White tabled motion to Scottish Parliament 'notes with concern the first wave findings of the welfare conditionality study' + details. She also wrote to Damian Green (sec state DWP) calling for urgent review of conditionality and sanctions based on evidence from our first wave findings. Press coverage in Daily Record. Subsequently led to a special debate on our findings in Scottish Parliament (see other entries) and influence on future Scottish Government policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/shock-study-shows-brutal-benefits-8796381
 
Description Social Security in Scotland: first wave findings from the welfare conditionality project event 7 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Guest speakers John Dickie, CPAG in Scotland, and Rosalind Tyler-Greig, Inclusion Scotland. Chair: Hugh Henry, Former Convenor, Welfare Reform Committee, Scottish Parliament. Presentations by WelCond team members S Wright, P Dwyer, ABR Stewart, S Johnson. 68 delegates (88 booked), lots of tweets, 5 newsletter signups, 1 delegate wrote piece for Herald, follow up from Glasgow Disability Alliance (see separate entries). Special Scotland findings paper 300 copies distributed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/9th-june-welfare-conditionality-social-security-in-scotland/
 
Description Spare Any Change? The Practices and Politics of Begging - presentation S Johnsen 31 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WelCond Co-I Professor Sarah Johnsen appeared at a Glasgow Skeptics event in the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/239126839935414
 
Description Story by Scope Northern Ireland, 25 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Cope NI which works for the third sector in Northern Ireland ran a lead story and commentary on our findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://scopeni.nicva.org/article/sanctions-have-been-a-dystopian-farce-but-there-are-wider-problems-...
 
Description Study finds that brutal reality of benefit sanctions is even worse than films like I, Daniel Blake, says academic - Daily Record 2 Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Feature by Dr Sharon Wright, WelCond project Co-I. Subsequently generated substantial interest on Twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/dr-sharon-wright-9176781
 
Description Symposium paper by Peter Dwyer given to the Social Policy Association Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Symposium paper to the Social Policy Association Conference 2013: Social Policy in Challenging Times titled 'Rewriting the contract? Welfare reform and the rights and responsibilities of disabled people'

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Symposium paper given by Del Roy Fletcher to the Social Policy Association Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Symposium paper to the Social Policy Association Conference 2013 titled Workfare - a blast from the past? Contemporary work conditionality for the unemployed in historical perspective

The presentation stimulated discussion amongst colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk on Universal Credit, K Jones, 24 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact WelCond researcher Katy Jones gave a talk on Universal Credit to Salford CAB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018