Universal credit

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young girl clutching her knees
As MPs debate government plans to cap benefit increases below the cost of living, their actions could affect some 11.5m children
08 January 2013
Policy team
child seated in wheelchair
As a result of the planned changes, 'we are about to become more isolated, our quality of life and that of our children further impaired', Jacqueline writes
29 December 2012
Guest bloggers
young girl looking through window
While remaining anonymous, a teacher at a London school writes of the hunger that many students must deal with at school.
14 December 2012
Guest bloggers
'The inquiry found that around 450,000 disabled people stand to lose out under Universal Credit - this includes 100,000 disabled children'
17 October 2012
Policy team
child seated in wheelchair
As a result of the planned changes, 'we are about to become more isolated, our quality of life and that of our children further impaired', Jacqueline writes
17 October 2012
Guest bloggers
map of England with differently shaded regions
The new Universal Credit system is intended to help low-income working families, but our policy adviser finds it having the opposite effect for the most poor.
10 September 2012
Policy team
Our new report with Citizens Advice Bureau and Disability Rights UK is a key first step in ensuring the value of universal credit
12 July 2012
Policy team
As we launch our Fair and Square campaign, David Hounsell explains why our goals are good for young people and their families
19 April 2012, 2 comments
Policy team
three young people in wheelchairs and two standing adults
Our new report shows that 320,000 disabled children in the UK live in poverty – a staggering number that is around 30,000 more than official statistics suggest
07 October 2011
Policy team
Bob Reitemeier
Our Chief Executive Bob Reitemeier explains why he's concerned about the effects changes to the benefit system will have on families with disabled children.
07 June 2011
Leadership team