This week we re-launched our ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ campaign to raise awareness of a fund known as Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs). These payments are meant to help people whose Housing Benefit doesn’t cover the cost of their rent. Councils may award someone a DHP for a range of reasons such as: helping people cope with welfare […]
About Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca has been working with Shelter Cymru since 2013 as a researcher and currently as policy and research officer. Rebecca is also undertaking a PhD at Cardiff University which explores the relationship between domestic abuse, housing and homelessness prevention.
Previous roles have included working around issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, offending, mental health, autism and ASB. Rebecca has experience of working and conducting research with a wide range of participants and stakeholders which spans numerous sector including criminal justice, housing, health and education.
Rebecca is passionate about improving responses to vulnerable groups and empowering people through involvement with research and policy development.
Entries by Rebecca Jackson
Earlier this year we launched our ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ campaign to raise awareness of a fund that is a crucial source of financial assistance for people struggling with their rent. The funds, known as Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs), are meant to help people whose Housing Benefit doesn’t cover the cost of their rent. Councils […]
Moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Anyone who has had to move home will understand this, but put yourself in Emma’s shoes… Imagine having to move with your child four times in three years, through no fault of your own. Worse yet, imagine that when you are searching for […]