We are delighted that Laura Seebohm, Executive Director of Policy and Innovation at Changing Lives is able to join us at the meeting. Laura will speak about the impact of Universal Credit on women. She will specifically focus on the increasing numbers of women turning to ‘survival sex’ in order to cope with the financial hardship which has been exacerbated by Universal Credit and other areas of welfare reform by the current government. Laura will share experiences of some of the women supported by Changing Lives’ women’s services and also reflect on her own experience giving evidence to a recent parliamentary select committee chaired by Frank Field MP.
We will also discuss priority issues that arose from the recent TUC Women's Congress.