The government’s flagship welfare reform programme is gathering pace. Ayaz Manji, Policy and Campaigns Officer at Mind and Paul Anderson, Policy Manager at Homeless Link have been monitoring its impact on people with multiple needs.
Today, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition publishes a new briefing that explores how people with multiple needs can be supported towards employment. It is based on interviews across England with people seeking work, and the practitioners that support them.
Jonathon Graham spoke to Andy and Caine, who live in supported housing in the north-west, about their experiences of finding work, challenges they’ve faced, and how they think things could be improved.
Sam Thomas asks what a change in the government’s tone on welfare reform tells us about the need to listen to frontline voices.