Driven close to the edge by Universal Credit

Many people from the North West say they are at breaking point due to problems with the Government's controversial benefit, Universal Credit.

Debbie Abrahams, the Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth is leading a debate in Parliament, calling on the Government to postpone its roll-out.

Labour claims it is causing unnecessary hardship.

Universal Credit is the Government's flagship policy for welfare reform, which aims to help people get back into work.

It brings six different benefits together into one payment. It was first trialled in the UK in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Oldham, Warrington and Wigan.

Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been speaking to one mum who says problems she's encountered with Universal Credit have driven her very close to the edge.