Ever been 16 in London trying to support yourself with no help from your family? Surprise, surprise it's not all that easy, and this week Take Back The City went to hear the experiences of some who found themselves in just that position before being housed by the charity Single Homeless Project. They shared with us their experiences of trying to find accommodation in the city and talked about how they thought the city could be improved, starting with an increase in their apprentice wage of £2.72 an hour.
Their demands in full:
- Apprenticeships to pay the Living Wage.
- Means-tested rent caps.
- Tax big business to help improve access to higher education.
- Mandatory training for public sector workers dealing with support needs.
- Gender / age / need tailored emergency accommodation.