9th June – Welfare Reform Network – Welfare Conditionality Social Security in Scotland 1


Presenting First Wave findings from the ESRC ‘Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change’ project.

When: 9 June 2016, 9am – 1pm
Where: Laphroaig Theatre, IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Registration: Free at Eventbrite.

Programme

9am Arrival with tea/coffees

9.30am Welcome and Introduction
Hugh Henry, Former Convenor, Welfare Reform Committee, Scottish Parliament

9.40am Presentation of first wave findings from ESRC-funded study ‘Welfare Conditionality: sanctions, support and behaviour change’

Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow, Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network

  • Universal Credit

Prof Peter Dwyer, University of York

  • Disabled people

Dr Alasdair Stewart, University of Glasgow

  • Jobseekers

Prof Sarah Johnsen, Herriot-Watt University

  • Lone parents

10.40am Poverty Truth Commission videos: ‘Life on benefits’ and ‘Sanctions’

10.45am Tea and coffee break

11.45am Responses

John Dickie, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland

Rosalind Tyler-Greig, Inclusion Scotland

12.15pm Open discussion

1.00pm Close


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