UC:Us now? Reflections from participatory research with universal credit claimants during COVID-19

Ruth Patrick, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Mark Simpson, Jamie Redman

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Abstract

UC:Us is a group of people in receipt of universal credit in Northern Ireland. UC:Us and the researchers supporting the group entered 2020 with exciting plans for our work together. We planned to cement and build on our co-produced research by sharing our findings with policymakers and politicians across the UK, pressing for change to address some of the negative aspects of receiving UC that we had identified and to develop the first ever co-produced, accessible guide to the benefit. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, virtually overnight.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOVID-19 collaborations
Subtitle of host publicationResearching poverty and low income family life during the pandemic
EditorsKayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant, Rosalie Warnock
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter14
Pages204-217
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781447364481, 9781447364498
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022

Keywords

  • social security
  • universal credit
  • COVID-19
  • coronavirus
  • northern ireland
  • devolution
  • poverty
  • research ethics
  • Research methods
  • participatory research
  • Coproduction

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