Mind the gaps - briefing 1 | CPAG

Mind the gaps - briefing 1

Post date: 
16 April 2020

This is the first in a series of weekly briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

This briefing covers:

  • Groups excluded from claiming universal credit (UC)
  • Support for making or managing a benefit claim
  • Families struggling with additional costs of children