Welfare Reforms

Newcastle’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer

Newcastle’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer Newcastle has a relatively good record on preventing homelessness. The strategy adopted has been based on long-term committed political leadership, council housing, investment in accommodation, advice and support services, and an infrastructure to facilitate consensus and partnership working. the Active Inclusion Newcastle partnership approach was established in 2013 as part of improving Newcastle Council’s responses to the government’s welfare reforms. The Homelessness

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Social Metrics Commission – Measuring Poverty 2019 Report

Social Metrics Commission – Measuring Poverty 2019 Report A new report published published by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) highlights the scale of the challenge facing new Primeminister when it comes to tackling poverty across the UK. The report reveals that 4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty. The SMC’s 2019 report

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Universal Credit Update – May 2017

Removal of automatic entitlement to housing costs for 18-21 year olds: This welfare reform went live on 1st April. There is understandable concern about its impact on young people at risk of homelessness who need to access and sustain accommodation. The key points to note about the new rules are that it: Will only apply to new claims made in Universal Credit (UC) full digital

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Universal Credit: Landlord information on housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

From 1st April 2017, the rules are changing for young people aged 18 to 21 who want to claim help with housing costs in areas where Universal Credit is fully rolled out. Unemployed young people who can live in their family home will no longer automatically receive an amount for housing in their Universal Credit award. Young people who are in work, have children of

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