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 Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a July 2018 report on household finances, which shows that households are borrowing more and saving less.
A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas including: enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law gender-based violence, harassment and abuse participation in political and civic life access to civil justice human trafficking and modern slavery detention and asylum health, …
The government’s Domestic Abuse Fund 2018-2020, worth £18.8 million, will support proposals for the provision of core support for refuges and other accommodation-based services. The closing date for applications is 17 August 2018.
‘Over half of homeless families in England are in work.’ Shelter’s July 2018 report on homelessness and employment finds that the majority of families in temporary accommodation are working.