Wales is piloting $2,100-per-month guaranteed income for former foster youth. In Wales, more than 7,000 children rely on government-assisted care—whether placed in public care facilities or with foster parents, which is the case for the majority. In fact, Wales has the U.K.’s highest rate of “looked-after children” —the term used in Britain for kids in any type of foster care—at 115 per 10,000 children. When they leave care, they’re often left to navigate housing, healthcare, and employment alone, without sufficient finances, relying on state benefits and substandard housing.
Soon, they’ll get an income from the Welsh government to help support […]