Young people and homelessness

Homeless Link has published their third annual Young and Homeless report. Key points include that:

  • 52 percent of those seeking help with homelessness are under 25;
  • Councils are preventing homelessness amongst young people in just 19 percent of cases;
  • Half of those living in homelessness services are under 25, at an average cost of at least £3,876 per case;
  • Six in 10 young people become homeless due to family or friends no longer being able to accommodate them, with relationship breakdown the most common cause; and
  • The range of prevention methods used by some local authorities has improved, for example 92 percent now carry out home visits which can identify risks at an earlier stage.

For further information and to download the report visit