Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on the protection of young unemployed adults under 26 affected by homelessness

Crosscare’s work with young adults experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness since the introduction of reduced age-related Jobseeker’s Allowance in 2014 has driven a campaign to raise awareness of the unfair and adverse impact it is having on their lives. Adults under 26 years old who are unemployed and surviving independently without recourse to family or financial supports to supplement their living expenses are particularly at risk of falling into a poverty trap.

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