Homeless young people's experiences of food insecurity

Food or heat?

April 2022

New research from youth homelessness charity Centrepoint has found young people have been unable to access the Household Support Fund, even as the Chancellor's has doubled the money available to help households cope with the cost of living crisis.

The survey, of over 120 frontline charities was conducted earlier this year and tracks the impact of the end of the £20 Universal Credit uplift in October 2021. The cut had a disproportionate impact on under 25s, who lost more than a quarter of their income, because they receive a lower rate than older claimants.

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The final report will be published later this year.

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