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REAL LIFE REFORM. TPAS NORTH CONFERENCE 25th September 2013. Andy Williams – LHT Lisa Pickard - LYHA. 18 month study to understand the impact of welfare reforms in the North Intensive study working with up to 100 household tracking their journey & experiences. WHAT IS REAL LIFE REFORM?.

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Real life reform

REAL LIFE REFORM

TPAS NORTH CONFERENCE

25th September 2013

Andy Williams – LHT

Lisa Pickard - LYHA


WHAT IS REAL LIFE REFORM?


Leeds alliance members participating unity housing connect housing
Leeds Alliance members PARTICIPATING: in the North- Unity Housing- Connect housing


  • 7 providers with: in the North

    • shared values

    • Local focus

    • Commitment to customers & neighbourhoods

    • Concerns about welfare reforms

    • Drive to do more

  • Support

  • Research

  • Challenge

  • Credibility

  • Contacts


Real life reform how we got here
Real Life Reform in the North- how we got here!


TRYING TO ACHIEVE in the North

NOT TRYING TO ACHIEVE

Not to prove a point

Not about PR

Sob stories!

Not a Political statement

  • Raise awareness & profile

  • Real life examples to show:

    • If welfare reform objectives actually work or are delivered.

    • Human impact of changes

    • Other consequences

  • Myth Busting!

  • Neutral politics

  • Reality & Impact

  • Show a journey over time

  • Lobbying & influencing


Rlr making a difference
RLR – Making a Difference in the North

  • Real case studies telling real stories….human impact of welfare reform

  • Real life information that will shape subsequent policies and strategies for our organisations

  • Enable a deeper understanding of the impact on customers

  • Northern Perspective & comparison

  • Material to share with the All Party Parliamentary Group & stakeholders

  • Material to use internally and externally for our respective organisations

  • MATERIAL FOR TENANTS & CUSTOMERS TO USE & RESPOND TO


  • Quarterly research & interviews

    • Minimum of 6

    • Designed questionnaire & methodology

    • Ethical Statement

    • Experience & trends

    • Front line staff trained as research facilitators

    • NOT a housing survey!

  • Tracking landlord trends & performance

    • Separate to case studies




The results
THE RESULTS…. in the North

What did the Phase 1 interviews reveal…


  • Surviving on in the Northrestricted budgets and struggling to get by.

  • 65% have less than £10 per weekto live on following rent and essentials such as food and bills.

  • 37% have nothing left each week.


  • Households are intending to in the Northcut back on spending on food and fuel

  • 63% spend less than £40 per week on food

  • 25% spend less than £20 per week on food.

  • Average is £3.28 per person per day


Will use the food bank more in the North

I already cant afford to feed myself properly….

I should eat better but cannot afford it, local shops have no fresh veg and cant afford to go to Tesco

Being much more careful in the supermarket about what I buy. I buy own brands as cheaper


  • Fuel average spend is £26 per week in the North

  • Excludes winter month uplift

  • moneySupermarket.com suggest 40% uplift in winter

  • Where would they find an extra £26 per week when 65% have less than £10 pw to live on after food, rent & bills

I wont be able to manage both heating & food in the winter

Staying upstairs in the day as its easier to stay warm & limits the heating


  • Eight out of ten in the North households are already in debt.

  • 83% of families are worried about getting into more debt.

  • Over half of those in debt doubt when they’ll be able to clear these debts

  • The average level of debt is £2418.

I have to pay the loan shark each week because I use him to survive

I pay off what I get in priority debts 1st to make sure we have a roof over our heads


  • Families are reporting in the Northincreases in levels of stress and depression.

  • 88% of householdsare worried welfare changes will impact their health and wellbeing

  • Parents report they are going without to protect their children’s health

  • Parents report worries that bullying may increase


Sometimes I feel like I wasn’t to kill myself its that bad in the North

I get energy drinks from my GP as I cant afford to eat properly

Have increased my medication by 100%

Make my fortnightly prescriptions last a month as I cant afford to get them as often as I should

Suffer from stress and when things go badly wrong I get upset & suicidal


More people are going to have to move because they cant afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

  • 77% of families report believe the changes will impact on their neighbourhood and there are worries about loan sharks and crime

My neighbourhood is a tsunami of fear

People will be desperate and robberies will go up

We have a small village with community spirit – will split up families & friends who will have to move


Many respondents are afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nicecritical of Job Centre’s efforts to help them find work.


How concerned are you? afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

1 = no concerns

10 = being most concerned


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON YOU


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON OTHERS


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON YOUR HEALTH & WELL BEING


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON YOUR DEBTS


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON YOUR CHILDREN [OR GRANDCHILDRENS] EDUCATION


How concerned are you about afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

THE IMPACT OF WELFARE CHANGES ON YOUR HAPPINESS


The results1
THE RESULTS…. afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

What did our Real Life Reform case studies say when we asked them the same questions….


Very Concerned afford to liver here, those that remain will not have spare money to make the gardens and outside spaces nice

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

8.9

8.6

8.1

7.0

6.9

5.4

Not Concerned



45% of participants said they agreed or strongly agreed that they were struggling to deal with problems.


From this to this
From this to this … they were struggling to deal with problems.

  • The pure worry of what’s going to happen has caused me anxiety. I’ve been to see the doctor. I’d rather go hungry than be cold and dark. It feels like that’s where we are heading. I feel lost

    RLR Participant

  • We are reforming the welfare system to help more people to move into and progress in work, while supporting the most vulnerable.

    DWP Policy statement


  • 28% of households report at least 1 person working they were struggling to deal with problems.

  • Of which

    • 65% were in part time and 35% full time

      • National profile is 62% in full time work

    • 35% of working are looking to increase hours

  • 62% unemployed

    • 16% < 12 month

    • 32% < 2 years

    • 23% > 10 years

      • 58% : disabled or with long term, life limiting illness

      • 23% : caring responsibilities preventing them working


What are your 1 they were struggling to deal with problems.st impressions?

Are the results a surprise to you?

Will the results be a surprise to others?

What 1st impression do you think our report and findings will make?


24 th september 2013
24 they were struggling to deal with problems.th September 2013

  • Phase report published

  • Guardian & other newspaper interest

  • Lobbying at Labour Party Conference

  • @RealLifeReform

  • Sharing the results

  • Lobbying & influencing

  • Internally & externally


Phase 2 3 4 5 6
Phase 2 [3,4,5&6] they were struggling to deal with problems.

  • October 2013

    • 2nd phase interviews

  • December 2013

    • Phase 2 report

  • Same methodology

  • Drill down more into current findings

  • Track progress & changes


  • Is there anything else we should consider? they were struggling to deal with problems.

  • How else would you like us to use this study?

  • 76% believe the benefit changes will affect their YOUR neighbourhoods.

    HOW WILL WE / YOU RESPOND?


Andy Williams they were struggling to deal with problems.

[email protected]

@AndyWilliamsLHT

Lisa Pickard

[email protected]

@lyha_LisaP

@RealLifeReform


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