Wales’ new £1600 a month basic income trial a ‘lifeline’ for young people, says care leaver

Wales' new £1600 a month basic income trial a 'lifeline' for young people, says care leaver

Care leaver Alexa Thompson said she was homeless for a time at university because of that lack of a financial "safety net"

A 24-year-old woman from Monmouthshire has called the Welsh Government’s new basic income trial a "lifeline" for care leavers like herself.

Alexa Thompson is currently living near Manchester and training to become a barrister but said the new scheme would have greatly benefited her, had it been in place when she left care.The Welsh Government has outlined plans to offer the world’s highest basic income support programme, providing all 18-year-olds leaving care the chance to receive £1,600 […]

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