In 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over – a population roughly the size of London. This is according to an August 2018 article by the Office for National Statistics on the UK’s ageing population.
‘We have heard what needs to change: the stigma associated with social housing, the need for landlords to listen to residents and the desire for a culture of accountability and respect.’ This is according to the August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, which proposes ‘fundamental reform’.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports have published the results from their Community Life Survey 2017-18 (pdf). This survey is a key evidence source on social cohesion, community engagement and social action, in England.
In autumn 2017 4,751 people were identified as sleeping out on a typical night, an increase of 15% on the previous year. The UK Government’s rough sleeping strategy, published in August 2018, sets out a vision for halving rough sleeping by 2022 and ending it by 2027.
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.
This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on the universal credit.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The Lords Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness has opened a call for evidence seeking views on whether the current intergenerational settlement is fair. Submit evidence before 10 September 2018.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have released a call for a project to carry out deliberative qualitative research to explore the experiences of Universal Credit (UC) claimants, as full service is rolled out in Glasgow.
They want to hear from claimants, work coaches and local support agencies about what is working well, and what needs to change, to help drive improvements to policy and practice.
Applications close on 31 August 2018.
The Equality Impact Investing (EII) project has launched a survey to find out about the financing and support needs of equality organisations, and invites you to complete it.