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Thursday Video: Kainde Manji discusses welfare and disabilities in Scotland

In the first of our Friday Video series, we talk to Urban Studies postgraduate researcher, Kainde Manji, about her work on welfare reforms and people living with disabilities in Scotland.

Video: Welfare Reform Network launch event

On 19 February 2015 the Welfare Reform Network held its launch event at the University of Glasgow. Thank you to all who came along and made it such a wonderful start to this Network. The videos are now available to watch either as a playlist or individually. Our sincere thanks to our speakers, Dr David Webster…

Welfare Reform Network Launch Event

Sanctions in Scotland Evidence, policy in practice and impacts   18:00 – 19:30, Thursday 19th February 2015  Lecture Theatre B (Room 412), Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow This event explores the practice of benefit sanctioning in Scotland.  Benefit sanctions have risen dramatically in recent years and there is a great deal of concern over…


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We are all risk managers: developing resilience in social housing

By Prof. Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow The social housing sector in Scotland confronts a wide array of external and internal risks, as well as the need to respond to and work with multiple stakeholders like their tenants, government, the regulator and lenders. Providers operate risk-based management practices to help them assess and…

Scottish Risk and Resilience Study of Housing Organisations asks: ‘What is 21st century social housing for’?

Scottish social housing faces multiple new risks and uncertainty but is focused on increasing its resilience, according to a new study. A report by the University of Glasgow’s Policy Scotland, in partnership with the Wheatley Group, found that non-market housing, primarily housing associations and council providers, are a bulwark against poverty, provide shelter and often…

Bedroom tax may save less than estimated as tenants move to the private sector

Research into the first five months of the implementation of the Social Rented Sector Size Criterion underoccupation penalty, popularly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’,  suggested ministers may have significantly overestimated the savings it is likely to generate. The analysis – which ran real data collected by four housing associations since April through a model used in 2012…


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Punishment, rehabilitation and progress

By Professor Fergus McNeill –  Last night I had the pleasure of participating in what may well be the strangest public engagement of my life at the Salon Project at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. The Salon Project is a sort of ‘immersive theatre’ in which the whole audience goes backstage, gets dressed and made…