The people involved in this project have shared their views on where the Social Security and housing systems are failing to adequately support people.
Carl would like to see the Government invest in our Social Security and housing systems in a way that that actually benefits people at the lower end of the scale.
This is why we are asking Government to...
Clive explains how uninhabitable many Private Rented Sector properties are, and the need for a body that inspects the conditions of the properties landlords are renting out.
For Mario, the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit has made a big difference to his quality of life, and he would like to see it maintained.
Abeo discusses how helpful the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit has been for him, and explains why additional costs will remain far beyond the initial lockdown, hence why this increase should too.
Clive would like to see the introduction of deposit 'passporting' schemes, so he can transfer his deposit from one landlord to another, instead of being trapped in a property because he can't save for a deposit to move somewhere else.
Aibek discusses how he has to spend most of his limited income on rent for a poor quality property.
Sarah discusses how private landlords don't deal with problems urgently, and have a general lack of accountability for the properties that they rent out.
For Carl and Lee, the threat of being sanctioned is intimidating and the focus should be on supporting instead of penalising people.
Arif and Lee discuss the need for an overhaul of our Social Security system so that everyone, regardless of whether work is viable or available to them, can access the support they are entitled to.
For Carl, the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit is great, but still nowhere near enough.
Clive discusses how many tenants are forced out of their communities and into isolation because they can't afford rent in their area.