In the past year one in five young people slept rough
New research has found that almost one in five young people in the UK have slept rough.
A Comre Poll commissioned by homelessness charity Centrepoint has found that 18% of 2,011 people between sixteen and 25 slept in ‘unsafe’ places over the past year due to them feeling like they had nowhere else to go, reports Inside Housing.
42% of people surveyed with experience of rough sleeping said they spent one night doing so, with 33% saying they spent between one night and a week sleeping rough.
Centrepoint’s chief executive Seyi Obakin said the government’s failure to track the number of 18-25-year-olds sleeping rough nationally meant young people missed out on important services.
She said: “The government’s only data on rough sleeping does not breakdown by age and is limited to estimates and a one-night snap-shot survey. From this it’s impossible to ensure that vital support services for homeless young people are available in the right place at the right time.”
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