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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

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

by Bethany Simmonds  |  26th November 2021

Download this free policy briefing, based on Bethany Simmonds' book 'Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care: Global and National Perspectives', covering key messages and policy recommendations around innovative, alternative health and social care and the public inquiry into the UK government's handling of the pandemic.…Read more

by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis  |  29th September 2021

Based on Care at Home for People Living with Dementia, by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the limits of prescriptive, macro-level approaches to dementia planning.…Read more

by Henry Tam  |  30th July 2021

Based on 'Tomorrow’s Communities', edited by Henry Tam, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how systematic community cooperation can bring about positive changes in terms of inclusion, sustainability and personal wellbeing.…Read more

Hands doing cats cradle surrounded by birds.
by Kirstine Szifris  |  15th July 2021

Based on 'Philosophy Behind Bars' by Kirstine Szifris this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the importance of identity work in prison.…Read more

Glass ceiling.
by Russell Sandberg  |  1st July 2021

This policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update out-of-date marriage law and suggests a series of reforms to the law on adult intermate relationships. …Read more

Man walking through a desert
by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret  |  30th June 2021

Based on 'Why Travel: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives', by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update travel demand analysis and appraisal.…Read more

Protesters.

Based on 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the urgent need for a wholesale reappraisal of what a properly funded system of legal support looks like.…Read more

A row of police with riot shields
by Ross Deuchar Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik  |  30th April 2021

Based on 'Police–Community Relations in Times of Crisis: Decay and Reform in the Post-Ferguson Era', by Ross Deuchar, Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how to create a shared understanding of the nuances to police-community relations.…Read more