UC Implementation Impact Research Update

Universal Credit poses challenges to both social housing landlords and individual claimants. We announced in a previous news post that NHC will undertake a longitudinal research project to collect intelligence on the on-going issues during roll out of Universal Credit. The research includes a survey to member organisations as well as focus group sessions to collect more quality information and case studies with tenants to focus on the effects the changes will have on the welfare system.

Having consulted with our sounding board members, Phase 1 of the research – the self-completion survey – is ready to start. Members are invited to participate in this research, which will be in four quarterly surveys. You can access the survey here.

The findings of the study will be produced in a number of reports and the NHC will run UC events/workshops and seminars as part of our wide events and training service.

If you would like your organisation to participate in this research please contact Barry Turnbull, Policy Services Officer on 0191 566 1030 or at barry.turnbull@northern-consortium.org.uk