Problem drug users' experiences of employment and the benefit system

Bauld, L., Hay, G., McKell, J. and Carroll, C. (2010) Problem drug users' experiences of employment and the benefit system. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions.

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Abstract

This report presents the findings of a study commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to examine the issues surrounding employment and benefit uptake in England by individuals who use illicit drugs, in particular heroin and crack cocaine. In addressing these issues, the study also explores the wider context of education, training, drug use and treatment.

This report has two key elements a review of the literature on drug use and benefit uptake, and a qualitative component that included face-to-face interviews with 75 drug users and ten professionals who work with drug users to explore specific issues in detail. The research was carried out by a team from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research at the University of Glasgow and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy at the University of Bath.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carroll, Mr Colin and McKell, Miss Jennifer and Hay, Dr Gordon
Authors: Bauld, L., Hay, G., McKell, J., and Carroll, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Publisher:Department for Work and Pensions
ISBN:9781847127297
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Crown Copyright
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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