Presenter: David Westlake, Co-Investigator, CASCADE at Cardiff University

The Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot Evaluation – Findings from Year 1


David Westlake, CASCADE, Cardiff University

Date: 11th September 2024

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Location: Online, ZOOM

The Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales pilot, launched in July 2022, is unique in several ways. No other basic income scheme has given regular payments as large as those received by young people involved in the pilot, nor have other basic income schemes been open to a national cohort of care leavers from the age of 18 for two years of payments. The pilot is being evaluated by a team led by researchers at CASCADE, Cardiff University and the evaluation is now in its second year. This session is based on the first annual report from the study, which includes early findings. We will describe the group of young people receiving the basic income, present a picture of how the scheme is intended to work, and discuss perceptions and experiences of professionals involved with the scheme.

Further information about the programme can be found on the CASCADE website.