LGBT Youth Homelessness (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2796
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support Crisis, Shelter and The Albert Kennedy Trusts call that vulnerable young people aged 18-21, facing rejection and abuse at home, should be treated as a group exempt from the housing benefit changes for 18-21 year olds, and therefore protect them from the inevitability of homelessness?

Answer

Answer for LGBT Youth Homelessness (2)

Answer for LGBT Youth Homelessness (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not support such an exemption but government has made it clear that provisions are in place, such as Discretionary Housing Payments, to be used to protect the most vulnerable.