Wales launches monthly £1,600 universal basic income payments for care leavers
Care leavers in Wales are receiving their first unconditional monthly payment of £1,600 as part of a new pilot universal basic income trial.
Care leavers campaign for better support: ‘We don’t have a great start in life when we turn 18’
The system isn’t set up to provide the essential support that care leavers need in their adult life. So a group of campaigners decided to come up with the policy reforms urgently required themselves
Welsh care leavers to receive £1,600 a month in basic income pilot
It is reportedly the highest amount offered on a basic income scheme anywhere in the world.