Liam Jones captures the social and economic effect austerity measures are having on young people in Liverpool

Words by Liam Jones

Merseyside Youth Association in Liverpool run a foodbank for young adults aged around 18-25. It does not ask for a red voucher or referral, and is open to all those in need. They offer help and a space free from stigma or judgement. Through this ongoing project I hope to see, hear, and document what is happening to people still at the beginning of their lives.

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