Part of the Public Sector News Network

Where next for local welfare schemes?

Since coming to power, the coalition government has presided over a collapse in support for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Its reforms to the discretionary social fund, which saw it first place restrictions on the amount of help provided and subsequently saw its ‘localisation’ through the devolution of funding to local authorities have proved to be a policy disaster. ...

Subscribe to New Start
Full access to all New Start content is just £49 + VAT per year
Subscribe Now