A qualitative study of the local impacts of welfare reform
This paper tells the story of residents in Poole who most likely to be impacted by welfare reform changes. The paper also includes findings from qualitative interviews with officers working internally in the Borough of Poole, as well as external stakeholders affected directly and indirectly by the impacts of welfare reform.
The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has made a number of changes to the rules concerning a number of benefits offered within the social security system, details of which are available in the literature review, completed as part of this research, and local quantitative analysis, which describes the numbers and groups affected in Poole.
The welfare system in the UK plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well being of its citizens. It is important, therefore, that the impacts of any changes to the welfare system, particularly to residents in Poole, are understood, and in terms of how those feel from the point of view of those residents.
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