Have Welfare-to-Work Reforms Promoted Citizen Responsibility?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can access the article by clicking here. Have welfare-to-work reforms succeeded in promoting citizen responsibility? Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake (2016) provides an excellent opportunity to reconsider how we apply the concept of responsibility. The film portrays a UK welfare reality… Continue reading Have Welfare-to-Work Reforms Promoted Citizen Responsibility?

‘Reproducing the Stereotypes’: Family Complexity, Resource Scarcity and Social Work Decision-Making

This blog is based on an article published in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. Families are diversifying, but cuts to key support services are making it harder for agencies to respond to this when working with families. The last decade has seen rises in single parent families, cohabiting (unmarried) parents,… Continue reading ‘Reproducing the Stereotypes’: Family Complexity, Resource Scarcity and Social Work Decision-Making

An Idea Whose Time Has Come? The Return of Universal Basic Income

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can access the article by clicking here.  A version of this blog was first published at In the Long Run. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is perhaps the most talked-about idea in British social policy today. Over the last five years, the… Continue reading An Idea Whose Time Has Come? The Return of Universal Basic Income