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Social policy and research links

centre for disability studies
CDS is an interdisciplinary centre for research and education in the field of disability studies at the University of Leeds (England). The Centre incorporates and develops the work of the former Disability Research Unit (DRU) and aims to promote international excellence within the field.

centre for research in social policy
Based in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. Research has four main themes: poverty and social exclusion; work and welfare trajectories; policy evaluation; and the administration and delivery of welfare services

centre for social and economic inclusion
Has various articles, presentations and other information concerning unemployment, work and new deal.

child poverty action group
Provides information on CPAG campaigns, publications and poverty research. 

department for work and pensions
(dwp) Has a very useful online statistics and research resource.

disability benefits consortium
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is a national coalition of charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system. Using its combined knowledge, experience and direct contact with disabled individuals and carers, it seeks to ensure Government policy reflects and meets the needs of all disabled people.

end child poverty
Coalition of leading charities and other organisations whose key aim is to end child poverty.

institute for fiscal studies
It's aim is to promote effective economic and social policies by understanding better their impact on individuals, families, businesses and the government's finances.

institute for public policy research 
A think tank. Aim is to be a force for change by delivering far-reaching and realistic policy solutions to produce a fairer, more inclusive and more environmentally sustainable world.

joseph rowntree
Independent social research and development charity. Contains research summaries to download, details of current research projects and how to apply for research funding.

low incomes tax reform group
Formed to give a voice to those people on low incomes who battle against the complexity of tax/benefits laws and the systems which support them.

national association of welfare rights advisers (nawra)
The website of the National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers.

new policy institute 
A progressive think tank, founded in 1996. Their mission is to advance social justice in a market economy.

personal social services research unit
PSSRU's mission is to conduct high quality research on social and health care.

policy studies institute 
Undertakes and publishes research studies relevant to social, economic and industrial policy. 

poverty.org.uk 
This site monitors what is happening to poverty and social exclusion in the UK

rica 
An independent research charity that publishes practical guides for older and disabled consumers on a variety of subjects, most of them consumer related.

social policy research unit
Carries out research in social policy, especially health and social care, poverty, social security and social work.

social security disability secrets
A site billed as the most extensive resource for the United States social security system. Read and compare.