Disabled claimants concerned over Universal Credit

Tanni Grey-Thompson
Tanni Grey-Thompson headed the inquiry by The Children's Society. Photo: Press Association

Disabled welfare claimants have urged the government to rethink the Universal Credit after a report by The Children's Society claimed as many as half a million disabled people - and their families - could end up worse off under the new system when it is fully implemented.

Tanni Grey-Thompson, who led the research, said:

My concern over the Universal Credit is that up to 450,000 disabled people could lose out - that's disabled chilren, disabled people in work and severely disabled people who live on their own without no one to look after them.