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Claudia Wood

Chief Executive

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020 7367 6327
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claudia.wood@demos.co.uk

Claudia is Chief Executive of Demos. Her primary research interests are health and social care, public service markets and personalisation, ageing, disability and benefits reform.

Claudia is Chief Executive of Demos. Her primary research interests are health and social care, public service markets and personalisation, ageing, disability and benefits reform.

Before joining Demos in 2008 Claudia was Head of Policy and Research at the Resolution Foundation, a research organisation focusing on the welfare and life chances of low-income groups.
 
She spent 5 years at the Social Market Foundation think-tank as a senior researcher and fellow working on early years policy, social mobility and education reform, before being seconded to the Prime Minister's strategy unit in 2005 to work on the Education and Inspection Bill.

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The NHS in an Age of Progressive Austerity
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2009-12-11
Publication Type
Report

This short report summarises the discussions at a joint Demos/Tribal roundtable held on 20 October 2009 on the NHS in an age of progressive austerity.

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In Loco Parentis
Authors
Celia Hannon, Louise Bazalgette, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2010-06-28
Publication Type
Pamphlet

A poor experience of the care system takes a toll on the public purse as well as children's emotional well being.

 

 

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Measuring Social Value
Authors
Dan Leighton, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2010-07-02
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Demos publishes 'Measuring Social Value', a new report  examining how third sector organisations demonstrate their value.

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Destination Unknown
Authors
Eugene Grant, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2010-10-08
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet investigates the impact of the proposed welfare reform on disabled people.

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Personal Best
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2010-11-15
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet examines the use of personal budgets in funding social care.

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Counting the Cost
Authors
Eugene Grant, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2010-12-17
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet investigates the best way to measure the additional cost of disability, in light of the proposed changes to DLA.

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Destination Unknown: Spring 2011
Authors
Claudia Wood, Eugene Grant
Publication Date
2011-05-09
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet is the first report in a new tracking study, the Disability in Austerity study, which will follow five disabled families through the course of this Parliament.

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Coping with the Cuts
Authors
Claudia Wood, Phillida Cheetham , Tom Gregory
Publication Date
2011-09-12
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet accompanies the interactive cuts map, examining how local authorities' cuts to social care budgets are affecting disabled people.

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Tailor Made
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2011-10-19
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report investigates how far personal budgets mean personalisation in social care.

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Destination Unknown: Autumn 2011
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2011-12-02
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report is the instalment of the Disability in Austerity study from Autumn 2011.

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Measuring Up
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2012-04-19
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report outlines a new tool for measuring the social value of corporate sponsorship.

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Under One Roof
Authors
Claudia Wood, Jo Salter, Phillida Cheetham
Publication Date
2012-05-28
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Under One Roof investigates how social housing can be at the forefront of preventative health and social care.

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Destination Unknown: Summer 2012
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2012-06-22
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The final instalment in our Disablity in Austerity study finds that for disabled people the worst of the cuts to benefits is yet to come.

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The Home Cure
Authors
Claudia Wood, Jo Salter
Publication Date
2012-06-26
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The Home Cure suggests that there needs to be a greater role for social housing care providers in reablement.

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Poverty in Perspective
Authors
Claudia Wood, Jo Salter, Ally Paget, Matt Barnes, Gareth Morrell, Duncan O'Leary
Publication Date
2012-11-27
Publication Type
Report

This report introduces a new model for measuring poverty that could transform local services.

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Final Score
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Claudia Wood, Ally Paget
Publication Date
2012-12-20
Publication Type
Report

This report provides the results of the Measuring Up evaluation.

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The Power of Prepaid
Authors
Claudia Wood, Jo Salter
Publication Date
2013-01-30
Publication Type
Report

This report looks at prepaid cards - how they are currently being used by local authorities, and their potential future uses.

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Ways and Means
Authors
Claudia Wood, Ally Paget
Publication Date
2013-06-18
Publication Type
Report

This report highlights inequalities at the end of life and places an emphasis on training, communication and integration across health and social care.

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One Year On
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2013-09-07
Publication Type
Report

This report summarises a Symposium revisiting the cultural legacy of the Paralympics one year on.

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The Top of the Ladder
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2013-09-12
Publication Type
Report

This report reveals how a new generation of retirement housing could be a triple win for older people, the housing market and government.

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Health in austerity
Authors
Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2013-09-23
Publication Type
Collections

This collection brings together a series of papers on the impact of austerity on health policy, considering inequalities of public health, questions of structures and behaviours, and regional and historical trends.

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Irrational optimists
Authors
Claudia Wood, Max Wind-Cowie, Jonathan Todd
Publication Date
2013-12-02
Publication Type
Report

The findings presented in this report suggest the squeezed middle must be helped to move from an ‘irrational optimism’ about their situation to a more ‘reasonable hope’.

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The Future of Disability
Authors
Claudia Wood, Ralph Scott
Publication Date
2014-09-23
Publication Type
Collections

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Do No Harm
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2014-10-19
Publication Type
Report

Do No Harm makes the case for changes to the implementation of the government’s policies to restrict ‘healthcare tourism’. This is built on extensive engagement with experts and practitioners in the worlds of healthcare, migrant support and human rights law. 

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A tale of two classrooms
Authors
Claudia Wood, Ralph Scott
Publication Date
2014-12-05
Publication Type
Collections

The education system in England and Wales has of late been subject to rapid and tumultuous reforms, affecting every aspect of it. 

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Multi-dimensional poverty

Claudia Wood, Jo Salter, Ally Paget

This ground-breaking project will redefine poverty for the 21st century.

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In Loco Parentis

Celia Hannon, Louise Bazalgette, Claudia Wood

Taking a child away from its parents is one of the most significant, life-altering powers available to the state. This wide ranging project will start with the views of young people, to ask how the state can ensure that they are financially, academically and emotionally resilient once they leave the care system.

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At Your Service II

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Demos will build on its research on personal budgets in providing health and social care through this project, continuing the work reported in At Your Service.

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The Disability in Austerity Study

Claudia Wood, Eugene Grant

This project tracks the lives of five disabled families through the public spending cuts.

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Ageing Sociably

Louise Bazalgette, Claudia Wood, Phillida Cheetham

This project will identify ways that private companies can make use of their local presence and existing operating structures to generate new social opportunities for older people.

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Under One Roof

Claudia Wood, Phillida Cheetham

Demos is currently looking at how social housing providers can act as co-ordinators and hubs for support and earlier intervention for their clients.

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The Home Cure

Claudia Wood, Jo Salter

This project looks at the role social housing providers can play in helping people back to independent living following a period in hospital.

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The Power of Prepaid

Jo Salter, Claudia Wood, Ally Paget

This research is exploring the potential of prepaid card technology to achieve a personalised, integrated, empowering state.

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Transitions at the end of life

Claudia Wood, Ally Paget, Jo Salter

Demos is exploring the possibility of personalised end of life care that reflects personal values and also involves maximum choice and control for care users and their families.

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Time and place

Claudia Wood, Ally Paget, Jo Salter

This research aims to identify precisely what values people associate with dying in a home environment and establish why so many more people say they want to die at home.

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The Commission on Residential Care (CORC)

Claudia Wood, Jo Salter

Demos is hosting a new Commission into the future of residential care, chaired by former Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MP

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Health in an age of austerity

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This project, and subsequent collection of essays, will discuss the variable geographical impact of austerity, the knock on effect on public health, and the dynamics between poverty and health.

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Pupil power

Ian Wybron, Ally Paget, Claudia Wood

Using a precedent from social care, this report sees Demos pioneer a user-led approach to the problem of educational goal-setting, empowering pupils to become stakeholders in their development. 

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Uncharted territory

Ally Paget, Claudia Wood

Demos is currently evaluating a two-year pilot from the Motor Neurone Disease Association which addressed the state and requirements of the support network for MND sufferers. 

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Top of the ladder

Claudia Wood, Jo Salter

This project seeks to find the benefits of specialist retirement housing and investigate what would need to change to make this a more attractive and feasible option for more older people.

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Behind the screen

Jo Salter, Claudia Wood

This project aims to estimate the human, social and financial costs of cervical cancer.

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The contestable policy fund: older people's housing

Claudia Wood, Louis Reynolds

Demos will develop cost-effective and viable policy options on older people's housing for Kris Hopkins MP, Minister for Housing at DCLG.

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Rethinking incapacity

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This project seeks to create a better system of incapacity assessment, in collaboration with Ben Baumberg of the University of Kent.

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