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Are you having problems with the benefits system right now? Have you lost your income due to COVID or are you struggling to find the money for the extra costs of having children at home?  Would an extra £20 a week in Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit help you?  
 
We want to hear from parents receiving Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit about what they’re finding difficult. Your story could help us make the case to government that parents need more support at this difficult time.  
 
Why we want to hear your story 
 
When politicians and decision-makers hear people’s real-life experiences, it’s harder for them to say no to changes that could make all the difference. Your story could help convince them to act. 
 
There are many ways you can get involved:  
> Talking to the media about your experience​ - either in front of the camera, or anonymously  
> Talking to  decision-makers by coming with us to talk to them, or meeting your MP​ 
> Helping us find solutions to the problems you’re experiencing with the benefits system  
> Supporting  the campaign in other ways like signing a petition or letter to politicians, writing a blog of sharing a video diary 
 
The first step after the survey is a chat on the phone. 
 
Together, our campaign asking the UK Government to provide families with the financial support they need will, if won, would reach millions of families.  

Our emergency appeal restrictions

Alongside our campaigning, Save the Children are working with community partners to deliver emergency packages of support to the most vulnerable families in the UK. Due to the unprecedented numbers of families who have been financially impacted, we are unfortunately not able to offer an emergency package to everyone we talk to. To make sure we’re reaching the families who most need support, families need to meet a set of criteria – for instance, they must have a child aged 0-6, live in one of the 11 areas we work in, and be referred by one of our partners. For a list of organisations who may be able to provide you with financial support, see here.
 
The answers you give in this survey won't be shared with anyone without your permission and we're committed to protecting your personal information. For more about how we collect, use and look after your details, please read our full privacy policy at www.savethechildren.org.uk/privacy

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Where in the UK do you live? (Town or borough will do)

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* 3. Please tick all that apply

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* 4. We would like to talk to you to hear more about your story. We want to share real stories in our campaigning work to illustrate what the problem is and we'd like to talk about possibly sharing yours. Are you happy to talk to us on the phone about what that would involve? We will text you to arrange a time.

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* 5. Please tick what you might be interested in doing with us:

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* 6. What's the best number to reach you on? (We will only use your phone number for the purpose of calling you regarding this survey).

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