Nearly one million young people aged 16–24 are currently unemployed in the UK.

Behind the statistics, what is it like being young and out of work? We spoke to a number of young Affinity Sutton residents who have experienced life at the sharp end of the current jobs market about their lives and their views about how the situation can be improved for young people across the country.

Please note this research was conducted prior to Affinity Sutton merging with Circle Housing to create your new housing association Clarion Housing.

Read our Youth unemployment report