16 & On Benefits

16 & On Benefits

Series 2

Tuesday 3pm - 4pm 5STAR


This edition focuses on young people living on state welfare, including 18-year-old Dean from Harlow in Essex, who has no intention of getting a job unless forced. Twentysomethings Danielle and her boyfriend Josh are unable to work due to anxiety and depression and have moved to Blackpool to make a new start. However, with four children between them from previous relationships and another on the way they are struggling to make ends meet on a joint benefits income of around £100 a week.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Jacqui Wilson
Executive Producer Bob Jefford
Series Producer Jules Seymour