DISCUSSION PAPER: Entitlement and universality: the need for research on the impact of introducing conditionality in welfare benefits on health and wellbeing in older age

ECH0016-2047As part of SPHR@L’s discussion paper series, we are happy to publish our latest edition: ‘Entitlement and universality: the need for research on the impact of introducing conditionality in welfare benefits on health and wellbeing in older age

It forms part of a research project entitled: Welfare benefits, wellbeing and loneliness at older age: towards an evaluation of the impact of withdrawal of universal benefits. The project forms part of the Ageing Well Programme of the School for Public Health Research (SPHR). The SPHR is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). It is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, University College London (UCL); The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry; the LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster, and Fuse; The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities. The research project is a collaboration between researchers from LSHTM, the University of Cambridge, Fuse, and the University of Sheffield. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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