Chance to Move On Campaign
Many young people have no choice but to live independently, particularly if they have experienced abuse, bereavement or homelessness. Universal Credit can be a lifeline for young people with no one to turn to, yet the current system treats them unfairly because of their age.
Right now, thousands of young people are forced to choose between either paying the bills or putting food on the table. The problem is that under-25s receive less Universal Credit for living costs, which puts those living independently at serious risk of homelessness.