The first comprehensive scoping review of 28 studies of ten interventions which unconditionally provided substantial cash transfers to individuals or families.
George Howie reflects on the connection between upstream action to address inequality and preventative action by partners at a local or regional level.
Dr Hayley Bennett from What Works Scotland, discusses the Poverty Alliance’s Stick Your Labels campaign (May 2015) to address the stigma of poverty.
Pam Dawson of the Placed-based Programme run by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, writes about her experience of the What Works Scotland seminars on reducing poverty held in Clydebank and Dundee in September 2016.
What Works Scotland’s Jane Cullingworth writes about The Big Lottery Fund’s 2016 report—The Future of ‘Doing Good’ in the UK, and one of the launch events it organised across the UK to stimulate discussion.
What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb reflects on a What Works Scotland event in Clydebank Town Hall, in September 2016 where 40 people from the public and voluntary sectors, plus a few academics and councillors took part in considering Community-led Approaches to Reducing Poverty.
Exploration of a March 2018 report generated by the work of What Works Scotland, Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and partners into emerging multi-layered preventative partnership working in the Aberdeenshire area.
Dr Hayley Bennett reflects on the complex nature of the relationship between citizens and the welfare state, and how can we make policy reforms and changes to public services to support those in need if decisions and reforms are based on inconsistent use of terms and data?
Policy and practice briefing outlines the key learning from a What Works Scotland report about community anchors and their role in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform.
Report, summary and policy briefing which explores the developing role of key independent community sector organisations known as community anchors. Using six exemplars, it identifies characteristics of a community anchor organisations and their roles in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change.