Can you help us understand the impact of Universal Credit on food poverty?

Whilst we have robust data from the Trussell Trust foodbank network on the impact of Universal Credit on their clients, we don't have statistics or much qualitative information from independent food banks or food aid providers.

Through this ground-breaking survey, we hope to identify the Universal Credit drivers which are responsible for claimants needing to use a whole array of food aid provision.

Please complete the following questions to the best of your ability. Any information you can provide will be incredibly valuable.

Unless otherwise specified we will use any information you provide anonymously. The information gathered will be used within a report on the impact of Universal Credit collated by End Hunger UK. This, in turn, will form the basis of a nationwide petition on Universal Credit and its impact that will involve those working in food aid provision as well as those needing help.


* 1. What is the name of your organisation? And what are your contact details?

We won't use the name of your organisation publicly in relation to the petition, unless you give us permission. Please say in this box if we have permission to do this.

We wont ever give out your contact details without permission. By leaving you details here you are giving us permission to contact you about this campaign. 

* 2. What type of organisation do you run in order to provide food? Please select as many as apply to you.

* 3. In which country do you operate?

* 4. Has Universal Credit rolled out in your area?

* 5. Has your facility had to alter the way it operates as a result of Universal Credit? If so, how?

* 6. What are the most common problems that Universal Credit claimants you're working with are having to contend with? Please provide as much information as possible, with as much detail as you have.

* 7. As a result of the problems you face what changes do you think should be made to Universal Credit? If possible please try and be specific with your answer.

* 8. Is there a particular person or experience someone has had with Universal Credit that you'd like to tell us about? We will use this information anonymously. However, if the person would like to share their story with us please provide their contact details so we can get in touch.

* 9. Do you have any other information relating to Universal Credit (or anything else) that you would like to share with us?

Thank you so much for completing this survey. 

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with this data gathering and subsequent petition please ensure you have included your contact details in question 1. If you have any further questions please do contact Rachel Alcock, Oxfam Food Campaigner and End Hunger coordinator at