Impact of Welfare Reform on Equality – Quick Survey

This survey is to find out about the impact on welfare reform, including changes to benefits and the introduction Universal Credit on equality groups. You can respond online by clicking the link below:

 Impact of Welfare Reform on Equality Survey

If you prefer to complete this by hand you can download a PDF at:
Impact of Welfare Reform on Equality A4 PDF

Our aim is to to collect as many testimonies as possible, and we would like to contact you, to tell us (this can be written, spoken or video) if welfarm reform had an negative impact on your life because of:

  • Being a young person, adult, older person or a pensioner
  • Being disabled or having a condition or a long-term illness
  • Being married or in a civil partnership
  • Being pregnant or having recently given birth
  • Being an immigrant, or because of your race or ethnic group
  • Your religion, beliefs or for not having beliefs
  • Being a man or a woman
  • Being straight, lesbian, bisexual, gay or trans
  • Being a carer for an older person or a person with disability

Contact us if you need any more information or would like any support to take part.

Fife Centre for Equalities
New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place,
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
Telephone: 01592 645 310
Email: info AT

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday, 09:00 – 17:00


Fife Universal Credit Roll Out

The Full Service Universal Credit (UC) started in Fife on 6th December and is a large scale change to the welfare system that aims to make claims simpler, and encourage more people into work, by replacing some benefits with a single monthly payment.

UC was limited to new claims from single people, but is now applicable to all new customers, including couples and lone parents. Fife Council  have opposed UC being rolled out over the festive season, due to the 6 week delay.

If you experience any difficulty, due to Universal Credit, please see the Fife Council Universal Credit Information Page for further information or contact:

Lyndsey Maricic, Policy Officer 

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 61 38 Contact Lyndsey Maricic online
By Post: Fife Council Brunton House High Street Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 9QU

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If you woud like to share with us your experiences, please do not hesitate to contact us by the form below: