Friends, Family and Travellers report: Digital Exclusion in Gypsy and Traveller Communities in the United Kingdom

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Gypsies and Travellers are  less likely to possess digital skills and than the majority population. It is vital that this inequality is kept in mind when commissioning digital health and social care services and that decisive steps are taken to narrow the digital divide.

This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Friends, Family and Travellers (FFT)on Gypsy and Traveller communities and digital participation.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis: Comparing Investment in Universal Credit Work Allowances and Taper Rate

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Spending £1 billion increasing work allowances helps more people exit poverty, and provides a larger budget boost to households in lower-income deciles, compared to spending the same amount on lowering the taper.

This is according to the September 2018 Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis of different ways of boosting the budgets of low-income working households claiming Universal Credit (UC).

SafeLives report: Free to be Safe

Our data shows that where non-LGBT+ services are engaging with
LGBT+ people, there is a bias towards female bisexual women who have
experienced abuse from a male partner.

This is according to SafeLives’ August 2018 report which highlights the experiences of LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and what needs to change so that every survivor gets the support they need.