Single Parent Experience with Universal Credit Sanctions

This survey aims to understand and reflect upon single parents' experience with Universal Credit sanctions. Gingerbread, together with Home-start Lambeth & Himmah, will use the research findings to launch a campaign on the issue. In addition to the survey, we will be running some focus groups and interviews, and building a campaigns group. To express an interest in this – please contact

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please answer as many of the questions as you want. If you have any questions about the survey, or require it in a different format, please contact

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If you enter your email address in the survey, you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win one of three Love to Shop vouchers.
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For the purpose of this survey, Universal Credit will be defined as: monthly payments to help with one's living costs; it can be received on the basis of a low-income, the inability to work or if you're out of work.

Additionally, Universal Credit sanctions will be defined as: a withdrawal of benefit or a reduction in the amount of benefit paid for a certain period that may be imposed if a claimant is deemed not to have complied with a work-related condition for receiving the benefit in question.

1. Not effective at all 2. Slightly Ineffective 3. Neither effective nor ineffective 4. Slightly effective 5. Very effective