What the ‘credit’ in Universal Credit actually means. Fure/Shutterstock Janosch Prinz, University of East Anglia The full roll out of Universal Credit, the government’s plan to collapse six welfare benefits into one, was delayed in early January. This followed mounting concerns by MPs and months of trenchant criticism of its design, including from the UN’s […]
As we come towards the end of the calendar year there are many, many reasons to celebrate at Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, including seeing people of all ages, background and abilities develop and grow as individuals. One key aspect, that is a massive point of celebration, is the involvement, ongoing commitment and development of our […]
Financial benefit has been calculated according to Social Profit Report June 2016 Value of regular voluntary time has been calculated using the VIVA – Volunteer Impact Assessment Toolkit, as created by Birbeck, University of London.
I first came to Pennine Lancashire Community Farm with Burnley College a couple of years ago and when I left I started volunteering here. I like all different things about coming here and thought I’d carry on coming, I learn all kind of skills like knitting, it helps me and it helps my confidence. It’s […]
How the constrains of environment need to be reflected in reports on inequality At present there is little understanding of how the environment contributes to the economy. Government agencies, if they have regular information to assess the health of the environment, then it’s not reflected as a holistic element in the adequacy of policies to […]
Shutterstock/icsnaps Ann John, Swansea University People with severe mental illness have at least a two-and-a-half times higher risk of dying than the general population. In essence, people with severe mental illness are dying for the same sorts of reasons as the rest of the us – but there are more of them and they are […]