This event presented the final findings from the five-year ESRC funded Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, support and behaviour change project. This project has created an international and interdisciplinary focal point for research on welfare conditionality, providing a new and wide-ranging evidence base on the impact and ethicality of welfare conditionality across a range of policy areas.
The voices of people who experience welfare conditionality in their everyday lives was central to the research. This event presented the findings from a three wave qualitative longitudinal panel study of 481 welfare service users across nine different groups: unemployed people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance; individuals and households claiming Universal Credit; lone parents; disabled people; social tenants; homeless people; people subject to antisocial behaviour orders or family intervention; migrants; and offenders.
The aim of this event was to provide a unique opportunity to discuss the research findings, and how they can feed into the work and welfare agenda across Greater Manchester.
The event included a research presentation from Professor Peter Dwyer (University of York), Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Katy Jones (University of Salford), followed by a panel response that included Matthew Ainsworth, Assistant Director – Employment (Policy, Strategy & Delivery), Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Catherine Connors, Skills and Work Board Manager, Salford City Council.
Registration and lunch
Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change – final findings
Research team Q & A
Learning from the research: the Greater Manchester response
Panel Q & A