As it stands the housing benefit system is very unfair to young people in that anyone under 35 are forced to apply for shared housing, and in a market where full time employment is very difficult to come by, and especially for graduates who are negatively punished by employers of basic jobs in that they fear the employee will seek better work and promotion and leave, so they do not get chosen for employment, and being so young that they have no savings to purchase a home or ability to pay for rent they are punished and forced into living either with parents or friends or really terrible overcrowded and dirty accommodation.
In particular this is not suitable for many including the 1 in 4 who suffer from mental health issues such as depression, and also those who require a clean environment such as seperated fathers who require a clean home for the baby to visit, also secure from strangers and dangerous individuals who clearly don’t care for cleanslyness or the safety of those around them.
Initially my e-petition to the government was worded in focus of depression and those who need these special circumstances for not being punished into shared accommodation rate, this was deemed “outside of the government’s control” even though they control and set housing benefit. So it was reworded to focus on simply reducing the age to 25, and wording it to focus on keeping youth in education as this was thier intention (however who stays in education 15 years, hence 35 being ridiculous)
Find the petitions here.
And the archive link to the absurdly rejected petition of exactly the same matter.
Please sign, so youth isn’t punished into living out on the streets and dying, while the government focus on giving the elderly everything they desire, rather than providing a home to young people so they can seek work and be productive to society.