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by Hefin Gwilym David Beck and Sara Closs-Davies  |  9th May 2022

Hefin Gwilym, Dave Beck & Sara Closs-Davies discuss the likely effectiveness of the upcoming Universal Basic Income pilot scheme in Wales involving care leavers. …Read more

by Joe Whelan  |  6th May 2022

Based on Hidden Voices by Joe Whelan, this policy briefing recommends setting welfare rates at a rate above the poverty line, reframing and reconstituting welfare as a valuable and necessary social good, and moving approaches to welfare away from being sanction based. …Read more

Woman with her face in her hands sitting in front of a baby.
by Kay Cook  |  3rd May 2022

Kay Cook, author of 'The Failure of Child Support', identifies to what extent the gender order is entrenched through the failure of child support to deliver upon children’s right to receive a share of both parents’ resources.…Read more

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by Katherine K. Chen  |  27th April 2022

Katherine Chen on using our scyborgian capacity to rethink colonial practices in organisations so that they serve traditionally less advantaged stakeholders. …Read more

A puppet hanging by strings
by Heejung Chung  |  6th April 2022

Based on 'The Flexibility Paradox' by Heejung Chung, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations including the need for stronger rights around flexible working, the need for protection against discrimination when working flexibly and the importance of tackling the long-hours 'always-on' culture.…Read more

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by Peter Beresford  |  31st March 2022

Peter Beresford launches our new series of free webinars, starting on 8 April with ‘Why participatory social policy now?’. How are we going to reform welfare and change people’s hostile attitudes towards it and the people who have to turn to it? And who should be making those suggestions?…Read more

Line of far right people in front of the white house, waving the American flag with a security guard at the front of them.
by Rūta Kazlauskaitė and Gwenaëlle Bauvois  |  17th March 2022

Rūta Kazlauskaite and Gwenaëlle Bauvois explore the rhetoric of shame, humiliation and pride in the discourses of radical right politicians in Poland and the US, and who gets drawn in. …Read more

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by Ann Oakley  |  8th March 2022

Ann Oakley talks about the changes for women in academia – good and bad – over the course of her career, and how universities are still not the place they should be for women. …Read more

Sign showing someone washing their hands.
by Michael Fine and Joan Tronto  |  3rd March 2022

Michael Fine and Joan Tronto present the special issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring, 'Care, caring, and the global COVID-19 pandemic'.…Read more

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by Stephen Cook  |  2nd March 2022

Stephen Cook, co-author of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', discusses the collapse of Kids Company and the perils of 'founder syndrome'.…Read more