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The two million young Brits who cannot afford to move out of home have been dubbed the "Peter Pan generation who are being forced to be young forever."
ITV News reporter Charlotte Grant has this report:
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?"
Two million adults in Britain are being forced to still "live like teenagers" because they cannot afford to move out of home, the head of housing charity Shelter said.
Roger Harding told ITV News the government needs to build more affordable housing to "give them some hope."
Young people need "bolder action" than the Government's flagship Help To Buy scheme if they are going to be financially independent enough to move out of their parents' home, a housing charity said.
Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said:
Housing charity Shelter uncovered several areas of England where the number of adult children living with their mum and dad is much higher than other parts of the country.
- Castle Point in Essex where 45% of working 20- to 34-year-olds live with their parents.
- Knowsley in Merseyside where the figure is 42%.
- Solihull 38% of young working adults still live in the home they grew up in.
Some 1.97 million adults aged between 20 and 34-years-old are still living with their parents, according to a major housing charity.
Shelter said data collected during the last Census showed nearly 2m adults in England were still living with mum and dad and urged the Government to do more to help the "clipped wing generation" finally fly the nest.
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.
The Census also showed the number of grown up children still living with their parents varied between different parts of England.