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DPAC report on severe impact of universal credit, including links to suicide.

What: Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and Scrap Universal Credit Alliance publish a report that lists hundreds of media articles, published between January and May 2019, which show the impact of universal credit on claimants, including “harrowing stories of people forced into debt, rent arrears, homelessness, crime, prostitution, hunger, people unable to afford fares to get to food banks, parents unable to get essentials for their babies, child poverty, worsening mental health, ex-service people considering suicide and even cases of actual suicide”.

Why significant: Shows mounting evidence of the distress caused by UC, including links to suicide.


Hunger, Debt, Homelessness, Crime, Prostitution and Suicide, DPAC, 2019