Credit is a new play written by Laura Lindow, based on ground-breaking research into Universal Credit – the latest and biggest change to the benefits system.

Written by award-winning writer Laura Lindow is based on stories and experiences of people living on Universal Credit, including people that have been supported by Changing Lives services. With many more people moving on to Universal Credit as a result of COVID-19, the issues highlighted are now more important than ever.

The play was developed alongside people who are claiming Universal Credit, support organisations and researchers. We are proud to be one of the organisation that has contributed to the research and development of this play, which paints an honest picture of how people in the North East are dealing with the ongoing changes to the welfare system.

Cap-a-Pie is hosting an exclusive online preview of the play at 2 pm & 7 pm, on Wednesday 16 September, with a rehearsed Reading & Live Q&A.

Panelists for the Q&A events include Guardian social policy editor Patrick Butler, Gateshead’s Director of Public Health Alice Wiseman, and writer Laura Lindow.

For more information and details to join the online preview please see here.


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