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Third of young people phone parents daily, says Methodist charity

by Hannah Tooley

It surveyed one thousand people aged 16-24, and said after moving out of their family homes young people contact their parents about a range of issues from bills to house-keeping.

Money management came out on top as the biggest worry, with 50 percent of young people admitting that was why they spoke to parents. Cooking and house-keeping was second, with 39 percent.

Carol Iddon is from the charity, and tells Premier not everyone has a support network they are able to rely on.

She said parents share some responsibility to prepare their young people to be independent, bytyoung people need to work at it too.

She told Premier: "It's fine if you've got that safety net of parents and family members who can act as that support, that becomes really problematic if you're a young person that doesn't have that support network - where do you go to say, you know what, I'm not coping very well with this?'

"How do young people... who don't have that family network, how do they fare in this sort of environment and they tell us very clearly that they've struggled."

Listen to Premier's Hannah Tooley speak to Carol Iddon here:

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