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Zoë Anderson's three wishes

Zoë Anderson is the Communications Manager at Start 360, the new name for Opportunity Youth.  Start360 is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of support services to young people, adult offenders and families in the community, providing a range of services and interventions in the areas of health, justice and the economy. Below she outlines her 3 wishes if asked for them by the housing genie.

1.       Appropriate emergency, short term and longer term accommodation should be available for young people -  with support where needed and enough Housing Benefit to pay for it.
2.       Young people aged 16 and 17 should never be placed in hostel accommodation as it is not suitable for their needs.
3.       Housing Benefit should not be scrapped for under-25s.

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This article was written on 26 March 2014. It should not be relied on as a statement of the current law or policy position. For help with housing issues please contact our helpline on 028 9024 5640 or use our online chat service at www.housingadviceNI.org.