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Research and Insights

Research is the driving force behind our advocacy and campaigning work.

Life Events research

If we’ve learned anything from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that life-changing events can shatter our well-being and can happen to any one of us; at any time.

This new research is a significant step in understanding the impact of life events on people’s finances, how they cope, and what measures they need to support them. This understanding is vital if we are to help them get back on their feet in the wake of a life event. The research explores a broad range of events that have an impact on people’s finances in the areas of health, work, family, housing and legal circumstances.

Our Model of Thriving

Together with academics at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy and people with lived experience of financial hardship at Turn2us, we have done some deep thinking on what it means to thrive.

Financial Resilience research

Coronavirus Insight Reports

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be releasing insight reports based on our response to the crisis and data we accumulate.

Research briefings


In January 2020 we published our findings on the scale and impact of appliance poverty in the UK. the report sets our a series of solutions to help get a fridge, freezer, washing machine and cooker in evert home.

APPG on Universal Credit

Turn2us provides the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Universal Credit. Our 2019 report 'What needs to change in Universal Credit?' sets out a list of priority recommendations to improve the new welfare system.

Our submissions

Two-child Limit

We have worked with a number of charities to show the impact of the two-child limit after two years. This policy is pushing many families deeper into poverty and must be reversed. We worked with Child Poverty Action Group, Church of England, Women's Aid and The Refugee Council.

Our key facts

We have produced a short information page on the key facts relevant to the work we do, covering important numbers on poverty and Turn2us. To find out more, please visit our Key Facts About Turn2us page.

Our research

We work with many leading researchers from universities and respected think tanks in the UK to achieve the highest standards possible. Below is a full list of our recent research projects. Click on the links to find out more information about each study.