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Will you let 18-21 year olds lose their right to Housing Support?
On 3rd March the government introduced new legislation which restricts 18-21 year olds from claiming the housing element of Universal Credit (Housing Benefit). This will leave thousands of young people who do not have the support of their families at serious risk of homelessness.
We're one of a group of charities who are part of the End Youth Homelessness campaign so we're calling on your support to challenge this decision.
Research shows that 9,000 young people could be put at risk of homelessness, and will face the choice of living on the streets or living in unsafe and unsuitable accommodation.
Herriot Watt University found that the legislation will save the Government just £3.3 million, and that even these savings will be eroded if just 140 young people were made homeless as a result of the policy.
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- At 10,000 signatures government will respond to the petition.
- At 100,000 signatures the petition will be considered for debate by Parliament.