From The Joseph Rowntree Foundation:
How are social housing tenants and landlords being affected by welfare reforms?
This research explores how significant cuts to welfare spending are affecting social housing tenants and landlords.
It focuses on changes to a number of benefits including the Housing Benefit size criteria – also known as the ‘under-occupancy charge’ and ‘bedroom tax’ – Council Tax Benefit, disability benefits, Universal Credit and more.
highlights the financial and social impact of the reforms on tenants. It shows the difficult decisions they are faced with, such as cutting back on food, heat and electricity, falling into debt and selling belongings to survive;
looks at the changing relationship between social landlords and tenants, and the types of services housing associations are having to provide. These include more community support and less investment in new housing;
explores whether such welfare reforms will make people more or less dependent on welfare.
A full report will be published shortly.
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