Lone Parents – The Welfare Conditionality research project

the study found that loan parents were highly motivated to work but prevented from doing so by a whole range of barriers insufficient account was taken of loan parents caring responsibilities when claimant commitments were developed benefit sanctions not only caused immense distress but also undermined lone parents efforts to get paid work at the end of our study most loaned parents were no closer to the labor market and some had shifted further away there needs to be a change to a client loan parent flexibilities and much more extensively and to provide flexible intensive tailored support that builds on people's existing motivations skills and experience social security agencies and the DWP should also have a duty to consider the impacts on children of any requirements placed on a loan parent

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