Thousands of UNISON members are being hit by universal credit chaos. Stories of lives devastated, people left penniless and families driven to foodbanks, are littered throughout the media – and amongst UNISON’s 1.3 million members.
We are determined to make decision makers listen. We need to confront them with the real life consequences of the system they created. To make them recognise the scale and severity of the crisis. And it is your personal experience that will spur them to do something.
Share your story with us. Or post online yourself, using the hashtag #CHANGEUniversalCredit.
What has universal credit done to your family? Has it put you in a precarious position? What did the five week wait for the first payment mean for you? Have you faced unreasonable deductions? Are you worse off? Have you been sanctioned? Has it been difficult making a claim? Please share as many details as you can.
By sharing your evidence, we can ensure your experience does not go undocumented. And we can use it to pressure the government to change universal credit and ensure the same does not happen to somebody else.