Singing the praises of the unsung heroes, March 2015

MacmillanIt was exciting to see Macmillan publish their “Hidden at Home” report recently, and to see it making an impact.  It looked at the level of social care needs that people with cancer have, and mruk conducted the research that underpinned the report.

Social care covers a wide range of different needs, and inevitably different types of help and support are required to meet these needs. What was really newsworthy in our findings was how much support is being provided by the family and friends of people living with cancer. We found that three quarters of people with practical and personal needs were reliant on support from family and/or friends.

Landscape and Charges Survey 2013: Charges and quality in defined contribution pension schemes (for DWP – published Feb 2014)

Landscape and charges 2013The latest wave of our study tracking the impact of automatic enrolment on pension scheme charges. This year, we also looked at how certain pension scheme features can lead to better outcomes for members. Consisted of over 1,300 CATI interviews with employers and 25 in-depth interviews with pension providers/ intermediaries. Click here to view report (pdf)