One woman’s powerful story of her suffering because of Universal Credit has been turned into a play that is set to be performed in front of MPs.
Actor Sharron Spice was doing temporary work as an administrator in London when her six-month contract ended.
When work dried up after that, Sharron was forced to turn on to Universal Credit for six months, an experience that she insists left her in extreme poverty facing mental health issues, eviction and begging family and friends for cash just to get by.
Sharron, an inspirational young UC claimant is performing her powerful and moving story about being on Universal Credit, tomorrow night at 8.15pm at the Chapel Playhouse, Camden: https://t.co/nLebIhLQNK
— Universal Credit APPG (@APPG_UC) August 13, 2019
After learning of a man who died in her native Enfield after struggling on the controversial benefits system, she decided to turn her experiences into a play called The Perils of Universal Credit.
“I couldn’t believe the suffering that I went through,” she told The Big Issue. “I was so shocked by it that I had to share my story and put it out there. And I also wanted to share other stories where people haven’t survived.