Monitoring the impact of welfare reform


Find out about the Federation’s project to assess the impact of the Government’s welfare reforms on housing associations and tenants.

A key part of the Federation’s work on welfare reform is to monitor and evaluate the impacts of the welfare reforms on our members and their tenants.

As part of this, the Federation has appointed Ipsos MORI and the University of Cambridge to carry out a sector-wide assessment.

This research provides evidence for the concerns we and our members have been voicing since the changes were first proposed. Armed with this information, we will be able to make a stronger case in our lobbying and public affairs work, highlighting the key issues in implementing the policy, and to influence future government thinking.

1. Impact of welfare reform on housing associations – 2012 Baseline report

This first report established baseline data against which to compare the effects of the reforms when they come into force.

There also regional supplements to this report.

2. Welfare reform and housing associations – Intended and unintended consequences?

This is a Cambridge University case study survey based on in-depth interviews with 15 housing associations.

3. Impact of welfare reform on housing association tenants – baseline report

This is a tenant-focused report combining new data from the survey of housing associations last autumn and new in-depth interviews with tenants.