The forum discussed how the risk of poverty for people in institutional care can be reduced. Participants included experts and organisations representing prisoners, immigration detainees, looked after children, and people with disabilities and mental health problems in institutional settings.
- What strategies can reduce the risks of poverty associated with forms of institutional care?
- What is the evidence base and how can it be improved?
These were the key questions that were discussed at this forum.
Participants included experts and organisations representing prisoners, immigration detainees, looked after children and people with disabilities and mental health problems.
Dr Roger Grimshaw, research director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, presented key findings from the international evidence and policy review commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Slides from the presentation are available here.
The forum discussion will inform the findings to be published in 2014.
More information on the evidence and policy can be found here.
The forum was supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of its work to develop an anti-poverty strategy for the United Kingdom.
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