Prototyping a tool to help low-income single parents become more resilient to financial shocks.

The Challenge

Low-income single parents face significant financial pressures.  The introduction of Universal Credit, combined with low wage growth, and increasing cost of living are exacerbating an already difficult situation. An unexpected event like a funeral or broken down boiler can push people into financial crisis.

Our Solution

A tool to help single parents build financial resilience against unexpected financial shocks

Stats and Facts

  • 22% of all families with children in the UK are single parent families
  • 20% of single parents live in persistent poverty, compared with just 5% of couple parents

Research

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Email me - matt.black@shiftdesign.org.uk