is a research project based at the
universities of York and Birmingham, working in partnership
with the Child Poverty Action Group
Our aim is to work with parents and carers to understand the challenges
faced by families living on a low income during the pandemic, so that
we can help policymakers make better-informed decisions.
Dr Ruth Patrick
University of York
a parent or carer living in the UK?
looking after children under 19 years of age?
and having difficulties making ends meet?
If all three of these apply to you, and you've read all about the project here
, then click below
If you’re a parent or carer with children under 19 , and you’re on a low income,
we’d like to hear your experiences. This way we can work together to document
the everyday realities of life for those struggling during these difficult times.
If you want to get involved, you can do one or all of the following:
Share your experiences in an online diary
Take part in virtual workshops, tackling the issues that matter the most to you
Any experiences you share through the project will be made anonymous
You can do as little or as much as you like! There’s no commitment at all.
We hope that you’ll get many benefits from taking part, including:
You’ll be a key part of an important research project
With your valuable input, we can try to influence future policies that will most affect people in similar situations to you
You’ll find out the experiences of other parents and carers, so that you can see how others are getting on
You’ll receive gift vouchers as a ‘thank you’ for your time
If you'd like to take part, answer the questions
on the right to get started.