Author: Gareth Morgan

Social welfare benefits and technology

By Gareth Morgan, Vice-Chair of husITa.   Almost exactly 30 years ago, the means tested benefit system in the UK underwent a massive change. In April 1988 the previous Supplementary Benefit and associated schemes changed overnight to one called Income Support with, again, other linked ‘income -related‘ schemes. I said overnight, and it was overnight, and it all went very…

On visiting infoxchange and making connections.

Some of the things that the technological developments of the last decades are meant to have achieved are to remove the limitations of distance, make it easy to find out what’s been done elsewhere and share knowledge and experience. Why therefore did people from all over the world make their way to Melbourne in Australia in July to the husITa…