Charities concerned for young people following housing benefit changes
North East Linconlshire homeless charities are concerned that the potential changes to housing benefit could leave may young people homeless.
Doorstep and YMCA Humber say the potential changes – announced in the Queen’s Speech – are “in danger of leaving young people homeless and with nowhere to live”, reports the Grimsby Telegraph.
Julie Walmsley, senior manager of Doorstep, said: “Charities in this region understand the need for the government to reduce the levels of youth unemployment and the overall spend on welfare. There are long-term consequences for removing housing benefit for this age group. The misconception is that young people are abusing the system, when in reality, it’s not a choice but a necessity. For many of these young people, returning home is not an option and housing benefit is the only thing separating them from the street.”
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