Young women need the £20 lifeline back
1.5 million young women lost income during the pandemic and many claimed benefits for the first time. Now they also face the increased pressure of day to day living costs rising.
The £20 Universal Credit uplift the government introduced in April 2020 has been a lifeline for 1000s of young women. It has been the difference between young women getting medications, feeding their children, buying period products and even being able to remove themselves from abusive situations.
The government have made the decision to take that lifeline away.
Young Women’s Trust are campaigning to bring back the £20 Universal Credit uplift.
The government must not abandon young women at this crucial time.
I’m struggling to save any money for my future and now will have to make really daunting decisions about whether I can afford to put the heating on and attend regular counselling to support my mental health, both of which are essential for me.Kristie