Officials, experts in basic income, academics and those who work with care experienced young people, met in Cardiff to discuss the trial and under what circumstances it might be considered a success.
As Wales rolls out a £1,600 a month UBI trial, what do we know about making basic income schemes work?
The authors of IPPO’s forthcoming review of basic income experiments tell us why widening inequality keeps policymakers coming back to the UBI idea, time after time
The sharp rise in COVID-19 cases has left schools in Wales, as elsewhere, struggling to find enough teachers, with many off sick and isolating. Here, a headteacher offers his personal perspectives on how to address this challenging situation
COVID-19 prevalence amongst people experiencing homelessness in Wales, UK, now lower than in general population
A population level study of SARS-CoV-2 prevalence amongst people experiencing homelessness in Wales, UK Ian Thomas and Peter Mackie, Cardiff University (International Journal of Population Data Science, 2/12/21) Introduction Prior research into the prevalence...
Jill Thompson, Grace Spencer and Penny Curtis have explored children’s perspectives on the pandemic (Health Expectations, Dec. 2021) Background The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on how we live our lives; yet, the...
COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies
Early in the first lockdown, a playworker asked on social media: ‘Could playwork be considered as key working?’ This question has developed into a two-year study at Swansea University
COVID-19 has shown that compassionate leadership is essential for the future of the UK’s health and social care
The crisis in NHS and care staffing dates back to before the pandemic struck – but COVID-19 has heightened levels of staff stress and sickness to such an extent that a whole new approach to leadership is now required
The Welsh government is to trial a form of Basic Income as part of its COVID-19 recovery strategy. So how should it be designed?
A striking element of pandemic recovery planning in Wales has been the announcement of a Basic Income scheme. But what should this pilot look like – and does the suggested focus on care leavers need expanding?
Office for National Statistics (05.05.21) An analysis of the proportion of the British adult population experiencing some form of depression in early 2021, by age, sex and other characteristics. Includes comparisons with 2020 and...
The rights of older people in care homes have been neglected for too long. Now is the time for change
The focus on care homes throughout the pandemic must lead to action on long-standing issues that COVID-19 has exposed so ruthlessly, writes Heléna Herklots, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales