The Disabillity Benefits Consortium are conducting a major two part piece of research to explore the impact of welfare reform on disabled people’s lives. The first part is qualitative, interview-based research, which we’ve commissioned the University of East Anglia and University of Glasgow to undertake.
The academics are looking for 50 disabled people, people with long-term conditions and mental health conditions, to be interviewed to discuss their experiences of claiming ESA, PIP or Universal Credit and the impact that’s had on their lives.
Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a non-cash voucher, interviews can be undertaken over the phone or in-person too (the research team are happy to travel to participants) and costs will be covered. We’re hoping to get all 50 participants in the coming weeks and months (but as soon as possible, really!)