On the Receiving End: perspectives on being out of work and claiming benefits

Publication date: 2011 Edition: 1st Format: Paperback, 76 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978 1 906076 61 0

This report presents the findings of a study of advice and employment services for benefit recipients, from the perspectives of service users and advisers. The report is available to download free or you can purchase a print copy.

The study included sixteen in-depth interviews with people receiving advice about benefits, tax credits and job seeking from different agencies. There was also a focus group to explore the perspectives of advisers. Claimants and advisers are quoted extensively in the report to illustrate the authors’ expert analysis. The report ends with CPAG policy conclusions and recommendations, in the context of the latest government proposals for welfare reform.

About the authors:

Dr Sharon Wright is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling.

Dr Tina Haux is a senior research officer at the Institute for Economic and Social Research at the University of Essex.

Please note: one free printed copy of this report will be sent automatically to all Policy and Comprehensive members of CPAG.

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