The Getting By? research team has completed the first ten interviews with households taking part in the year-long initiative.
More than 20 families from across Liverpool have now been recruited, with volunteers from a range of ethnic backgrounds, public and private sector workers, single parents and couples raising children.
Fuel poverty is already being highlighted as a major issue amongst Getting By? families, with limits on energy price increases appearing to have little effect.
Getting By? co-founder Paul Kyprianou added: “We’re already seeing a range of problems being identified with families having to make hard decisions and changes to benefits clearly impacting on people .”