The scale of the dependency culture is daunting, the problems are like a multi-headed hydra. Fatherless kids and dysfunctional families with chaotic workless lifestyles, their dependence on welfare transfers from the productive, working classes creates huge problems. Children from these broken backgrounds are failed by the bog standard schools which should offer them a path to betterment. Social mobility has been destroyed in the name of egalitarianism.
It is bad for those who are dependent themselves and no society should tolerate cities where a quarter of the population is without work and dependent on benefits.
Labour did not leave enough money for all the sticking plasters needed. Nevertheless, make do and mend, and hard work and thrift will be the name of the game.