26 January 2016

Understanding and utilising social security sanctions data at the local level

As part of the collaborative action research work taking place with Fife CPP, a small sub-group from the Welfare Reform Partnership Innovation Team (PIT) got together on Monday 18 January 2016 to interrogate the sanctions data available via the Department of Work and Pensions' Stat-Xplore database

The Welfare Reform PIT is undertaking a collaborative inquiry exploring how better information and data sharing can improve services and support arrangements for people in Kirkcaldy affected by changes to the social security system. The Stat-Xplore sub-group will feed back the learning and suggestions for what changes can be introduced.

In this blog Hayley Bennett from What Works Scotland, Coryn Barclay (Policy coordinator) and Gary Smith (Partnership analyst) from Fife Council reflect on the learning from this session.

12 January 2016

Collaboration, Control and Choice in a Person Centred Scotland


Alex Stobart works for Mydex Community Interest Company, a social enterprise registered in Scotland. Mydex provides citizens with personal data stores and services - essential components of control and choice in a person-centred ecosystem.

2016 offers opportunities for citizens and communities to design system conditions and points of leverage with a person-centred Scotland.