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 currently on maternity leave.
Claudia is Chief Executive of Demos. Her primary research interests are:
Claudia oversees the operational governance of Demos and shapes our research and communications strategy with the Demos Trustees. She also oversees the intellectual output of the Public Services and Welfare research programme, securing grant funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the True Colours Trust, Forces in Mind Trust and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to carry out a range of research, evaluations and pilot projects.
She has authored nearly 30 Demos publications, including the flagship study Poverty in Perspective and also led the secretariat for Demos' Commission on Residential Care. She regularly appears in press and broadcast to discuss her areas of policy interest as a spokesperson for Demos.
Before joining Demos in 2009, Claudia was Head of Policy and Research at the Resolution Foundation. Previously she spent 5 years at the Social Market Foundation as a research fellow working on early years policy, social mobility and education reform, and was seconded to the Prime Minister's strategy unit to work on the Education and Inspection Bill.
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.
A poor experience of the care system takes a toll on the public purse as well as children's emotional well being.
Demos publishes 'Measuring Social Value', a new report examining how third sector organisations demonstrate their value.
This pamphlet investigates the impact of the proposed welfare reform on disabled people.
This pamphlet examines the use of personal budgets in funding social care.
This pamphlet investigates the best way to measure the additional cost of disability, in light of the proposed changes to DLA.
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.
This report investigates how far personal budgets mean personalisation in social care.
This report is the instalment of the Disability in Austerity study from Autumn 2011.
This report outlines a new tool for measuring the social value of corporate sponsorship.
Under One Roof investigates how social housing can be at the forefront of preventative health and social care.
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.
The Home Cure suggests that there needs to be a greater role for social housing care providers in reablement.
This report introduces a new model for measuring poverty that could transform local services.
This report provides the results of the Measuring Up evaluation.
This report looks at prepaid cards - how they are currently being used by local authorities, and their potential future uses.
This report highlights inequalities at the end of life and places an emphasis on training, communication and integration across health and social care.
This report summarises a Symposium revisiting the cultural legacy of the Paralympics one year on.
This report reveals how a new generation of retirement housing could be a triple win for older people, the housing market and government.
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.
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’.
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.
The education system in England and Wales has of late been subject to rapid and tumultuous reforms, affecting every aspect of it.
This ground-breaking project will redefine poverty for the 21st century.More
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.More
This project tracks the lives of five disabled families through the public spending cuts.More
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.More
Demos is currently looking at how social housing providers can act as co-ordinators and hubs for support and earlier intervention for their clients.More
This project looks at the role social housing providers can play in helping people back to independent living following a period in hospital.More
This research is exploring the potential of prepaid card technology to achieve a personalised, integrated, empowering state.More
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.More
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.More
Demos is hosting a new Commission into the future of residential care, chaired by former Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MPMore
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
This project aims to estimate the human, social and financial costs of cervical cancer.More
Demos will develop cost-effective and viable policy options on older people's housing for Kris Hopkins MP, Minister for Housing at DCLG.More
This project seeks to create a better system of incapacity assessment, in collaboration with Ben Baumberg of the University of Kent.More
Claudia Wood describes the challenges facing the NHS in its 65th year.
Claudia Wood discusses the stumbling blocks to introducing the Universal Credit.
Claudia Wood argues that the Government's plan to abolish universal child benefit is a blunt but necessary measure.
Claudia Wood describes the latest findings of our Disability in Austerity tracking study.
Claudia Wood blogs on Andrew Lansley's announcement on personal health budgets.
Claudia Wood asks how possible ending segregated employment is in the current economic climate.