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Welfare changes pushing young people into homelessness, report warns

Reduced welfare support for young people is already increasing their chances of becoming homeless, a study by Homeless Link reveals.

Young & Homeless 2012 has been published today, and its findings of provide a strong case as to why the Government should not go ahead with any proposed plans to cut housing benefit for under 25 year olds.

The study found that at a time of rising homelessness among under-25, the main cause of which is family breakdown, welfare reforms are restricting the ability of communities to house all those who need help and potentially adding to a rise in homelessness.

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