Welfare benefits increasingly require people to meet particular conditions and behave in certain ways or risk sanctions. Researchers from the University of Salford and the University of York are carrying out research into the impact of benefit sanctions on those who have served in the army, navy or air force as part of a major national project, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).
They would like to speak anonymously with ex-service members living in Greater Manchester who are claiming Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), twice in the next year. Interviews will explore the impact of welfare conditionality on the lives of Armed Forces service leavers as they transition back into civilian life. The project will provide recommendations for better and more effective services in the future for Armed Forces Service leavers and their families.
The interviews will be carried out by trained researchers and participants will receive £20 worth of shopping vouchers for each session. For more information, or to take part please email Katy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 295 7030.