Worklessness, welfare and social housing

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Wilson, Tony; Bivand, Paul; Rahman, Afzal
Publisher
Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion
Date of publication
1 July 2015
Subject(s)
Employment, Housing and Homelessness
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Social housing residents face considerable disadvantage in the labour market. They are less likely to be in work than those in other tenures, and those out of work are much less likely to be looking for work or available for work(described as being ‘economically inactive’). Very little previous analysis has explored the nature and characteristics of those out of work and receiving benefits in social housing, nor ‘what works’ in supporting these groups. This research aims to fill these gaps. It does so in four ways:

  • First, by mapping the nature and extent of ‘worklessness’ and disadvantage amongst residents of social housing;
  • Secondly, by developing a new segmentation of the population of social housing residents who are out of work, so as to better understand their needs – through grouping residents together according to their characteristics and then analysing their barriers to work;
  • Thirdly, by then identifying what may work in supporting those identified groups to prepare for, find and keep sustained employment; and
  • Finally, by suggesting a number of interventions and approaches that would help to tackle worklessness – and so also reduce benefits expenditure for these residents.

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