Chance to Move On Campaign
Family breakdown is the leading cause of youth homelessness. When young people cannot rely on family to support them, the benefits system is a lifeline. Yet the current system treats homeless young people unfairly, simply because of their age.
Right now, thousands of young people are unable to move on from homeless hostels, because they receive less Universal Credit. With a fairer deal, they could be supported to live independently, freeing up vital hostel spaces for others in urgent need.