Changing Realities is a partnership between parents and carers on a low income, researchers at the University of York and Child Poverty Action Group. Together, we want to share the everyday realities of life on a low income, but we also want try and change things – improving the lives of those struggling to get by.
If you’re a parent or carer with children under 19, and you’re on a low income, we’d really like to work with you. Together, we can document the realities of this cost-of-living crisis.
You can do as little or as much as you like including...
👩👧👦 Share your experiences in an online diary
📱 Take part in online activities, like this one
🙋♀️ Take part in virtual workshops, tackling the issues that matter the most to you. eg media training, writing, zine-making
🧩 Build your skills and confidence in areas like writing, speaking to the media, or campaigning for change
🔐 Any experiences you share in your online diaries will be anonymised before being shared
Below, you can see some quotes of what parents and carers – who are already taking part – are saying about Changing Realities.
✊ You’ll be a key part of a project tackling the important issues for people living on low incomes both now and in the future, helping to work towards change
🗳 We could be influencing future policies that will most affect low-income households across the UK
🙌 You’ll hear the experiences of other parents and carers and become part of the Changing Realities community
🛠 You’ll have opportunities to improve your skills, and try out new things
At Changing Realities, we want to support parents and carers on a low-income to join the project. We provide 💌 gift vouchers as a thank you for taking part. We can also provide 📱mobile phone top ups, if internet access is a barrier to getting involved.