Are you getting Universal Credit?

Are you getting Universal Credit?

Newcastle University is leading on a large 5-year programme of research evaluating the health impacts of Universal Credit. They are looking to speak to a range of people who have experience of claiming and living on Universal Credit. 

This research is being done across Tyne & Wear and the Glasgow city region and hopes to involve about 80 people who are claiming Universal Credit.

Taking part in the study involves having a conversation with a researcher from our team in-person, on the phone or online. Each conversation takes about 1-hour and will be arranged to suit each person.

Anyone aged 18-66 who is claiming Universal credit can take part. We are looking to talk to a range of people who have experience of claiming and living on Universal Credit. This includes all age groups, ethnicities, as well as parents, and people in and out of work. We need to have a good balance of people in the study for our findings to be listened to by government policy makers. Later in 2022 and early in 2023 we will be interviewing staff who support people claiming Universal Credit.

This research is part of an Evaluation of the health impacts of Universal Credit: a mixed methods study, a 5-year programme of work funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The team doing this research are local researchers from Newcastle, Northumbria and Glasgow Universities. The team do not work for the DWP or any services that give advice or support to people claiming Universal Credit. Dr Marcia Gibson will be talking to people in Glasgow city region, and Dr Steph Morris will be talking to people in Tyne and Wear. This part of the research is led by Prof Clare Bambra and Prof Suzanne Moffatt at Newcastle University.

Contact Research Associate Dr Steph Morris for more information on how to get involved: steph.morris@newcastle.ac.uk.