Our project’s fantastic new video ‘Benefit sanctions are far too harsh. Here’s why supporting people works better‘ is released today. Featuring team members Professor Lisa Scullion from the University of Salford and Dr Sharon Wright from the University of Glasgow, the film also includes animated segments telling the stories of welfare service users in our study.
Here’s a short clip.
Based on our research findings, our team is calling for – as a minimum – a rebalancing away from sanctions and toward support. More generally, it is time for a fundamental review of the continued use of welfare conditionality. Our findings