Shelter: Nearly 2m working adults still living with parents

Nearly two million 20-34-year-olds are still living with their parents despite being in employment, according to a housing charity.

A survey commissioned by the charity also found that nearly half (48%) of 250 young adults who live with their parents said they do so because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home.

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'I earn a good wage but still cannot afford to move out'

Sarah Mann, 32, has a good job but was forced to move back into her parent's house in Croydon, south London, after splitting up with a partner.

She says her salary is not that of a six-figure banker's but is "better than the average wage," yet still she cannot afford to buy a property.

Speaking to ITV News, she said: "You just think, why do I work so hard, who do I do all those extra hours, if it means all I can do is find somewhere to put a roof over my head. What kind of quality of life is that?"

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