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Reducing the claimant count is a headline-friendly goal, says Helen Barnard, but moving people into sustainable work is what will really improve lives and reduce the benefit bill. The Government must decide which is most important.
The number of middle-aged people living alone has jumped by 31% over the last decade to hit a record level. As JRF/JRHT's Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness project draws to a close, Susan Allen considers some of the key messages.