Not a lifestyle choice but a safety net: hard truths on benefits for under 25s

From Inside Housing By Denise Hatton:

George Osborne needs to look no further than the current plight of many under 25s for a lesson in ‘hard truths’, says Denise Hatton

Many myths and misconceptions exist about young people accessing benefits and unfortunately the government appear to be using these to drive policy and cuts. For the thousands of vulnerable young people that YMCA works with on a daily basis, far from being a lifestyle choice, housing benefit is an invaluable safety net.

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