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Sanctions, Support & Service Leavers: Social security benefits, welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life

First-wave findings launch

Took place Thursday, 19 April 2018

This event presented the first-wave findings of an ongoing longitudinal project funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) called Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers: Welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life. This ground breaking project represents the first substantive research focusing specifically on veterans’ experiences of the social security benefits system in their transition to civilian life.

The event included a presentation by the University of Salford and University of York research team, followed by a panel response which included Dr Alan Barrett, Clinical Lead, Greater Manchester Military Veterans’ Service; Mark Knight, Armed Forces Lead, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); and a representative of the Covenant Team from the Ministry of Defence.

As part of the project, we have also been working with Graphic Design students in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford. Delegates were given the opportunity to view some of the initial illustrations produced by the students based on anonymised excerpts from some of the interviews.

If you have any questions about the event or the project please contact Dr Lisa Scullion: l.scullion@salford.ac.uk

Agenda from Thursday 19th April

Venue: University of Salford | MediaCityUK | M50 2HE Salford

17:00

Registration and refreshments

17:30

Welcome to the event

17:35

Opening address

Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock CBE

Chief Executive, Forces in Mind Trust

17:40

Sanctions, Support & Service Leavers: First-wave findings

Dr Lisa Scullion, Professor Peter Dwyer, Katy Jones, Philip Martin & Dr Celia Hynes

18:15

Research team Q & A

18.30

Panel response

Dr Alan Barrett, Clinical Lead, Greater Manchester Military Veterans’ Service

Mark Knight, Armed Forces Lead, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Representative from of the Covenant Team from the Ministry of Defence (MoD)

19:00

Panel Q & A

19:25

Closing remarks

19.30

Buffet, exhibition and networking

20:30

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