Research Report

Problem drug users' experiences of employment and the benefit system

Citation

Bauld L, Hay G, McKell J & Carroll C (2010) Problem drug users' experiences of employment and the benefit system. Department for Work and Pensions. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, 640. Department for Work and Pensions. http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_640.asp

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.

StatusPublished
Title of seriesDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Report
Number in series640
Publication date30/06/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/11520
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
Publisher URLhttp://research.dwp.gov.uk/…acts/rra_640.asp
ISBN978-1847127297