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Have you recently – or will you soon - put in a claim for Universal Credit?

If so, BBC Inside Out West would love to hear your story, and ask if you are interested in sharing your experience in their current affairs programme to be broadcast early in the New Year.

Reporter Rachel Stonehouse has contacted us to see if we could help in their search for a tenant who receives benefits currently but – because their circumstances are changing - will be making a new claim for Universal Credit.

Rachel and team would like to film someone on a few different occasions as they navigate through the challenges that an application for Universal Credit throws up – to show, for example, the difficult choices people might have to make in running the household budget, or how to work out transport when buses are few and far between, or how to get online if internet access is a problem.

It will be a sympathetic piece designed to highlight the very real challenges faced by many people – especially given that the first payment for Universal Credit will take 6 weeks or longer to come through.

Are you interested?
Rachel would love to hear from you for a first chat. Please get in touch with Rachel via rachel.stonehouse@bbc.co.uk or call her on 0117 974 2365 / 07921 353 654

Universal Credit - will it affect you? Check out which 6 benefits will be rolled into a single Universal Credit by visiting https://www.svhs.org.uk/uc

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