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In June Universal Credit is rolled out to Leicester, Bradford, Bristol, Perthshire, Scottish Borders, Stoke, Crawley, central London and many other areas

Wednesday 30th May 2018

During June the Universal Credit full service will be rolled out to a further 60 job centres across the UK.

The timetable is as follows:

6th June

  • Bridgend and Porthcawl
  • Bedminster, Bishopsworth & Bristol Temple St jobcentres in Bristol
  • Conwyn Bay & Llandudno
  • Crawley
  • Haywards Heath & Horsham
  • Helston, Penryn, Panzance and Redruth in Cornwall
  • Horesham
  • Hythe
  • Newport on The Isle of Wight
  • Scilly Isles

13th June

  • Alfreton, Belper and Heanor in Derbyshire
  • Blairgowrie and Perth  
  • Eyemouth, Galashields and Hawick in the Scottish Borders
  • Dereham
  • Charles St, New Walk & Wellington St jobcentres in Leicester
  • Hanley and Longton in Stoke in Trent 
  • Hereford, Leominster and Ross on Wye
  • Skegness

20th June

  • Ashford
  • Chester le Street, Durham, Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor in County Durham
  • Barnsbury, Finsbury Park, Marylebone, Redbridge, Romford, and Twickenham jobcentres in London 
  • Bradford Eastbrook Court, Bradford Westfield House and Keighley jobcentres

27th June

  • Abergavenny, Caldicott and Chepstow in Monmouthshire
  • Banff, Fraserburgh and Peterhead in Aberdeenshire
  • Buckie, Elgin and Forres in Moray
  • Merthyr Tydfil


Visit our Universal Credit webpage for more information about Universal Credit and who is expected to claim it.
You can also download our Universal Credit - the essentials factsheet [PDF] or our factsheet on how Universal Credit affects families with disabled children [PDF].

If you are affected by any of these issues and need advice, get in touch with our helpline.


Contact is currently campaigning for three changes to Universal Credit rules, which are unfair to families with disabled children:

  • Reverse cuts to the lower disabled child element under Universal Credit, which will see 100,000 families with disabled children worse off by £1,750 each year.
  • Remove rules that mean Universal Credit is stopped when a disabled child is in hospital for six months.
  • Remove rules that mean Universal Credit is stopped when a disabled child lives away from home such as in residential school.

We need your help to campaign for these changes!

More than 4,000 people have signed our petition to the prime minister. Join them and help us stop cuts to payments for disabled children under Universal Credit, by signing our petition today.


We are keen to gather experiences of anyone who has been moved onto Universal Credit and experienced a cut to their payments because of the above reasons.
If you have been affected and would be willing to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at press@contact.org.uk