- 6 months ago
Playing tracks by
Just Blaze, Jay Electronica, Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine and Stormzy.
Adele Roberts looks at the dramatic rise in the number of young people becoming homeless in the UK and the terrible consequences this has for their mental health.
In this programme we challenge the stereotype of a homeless person. The young people you hear are like many others - they're studying at college during the day but doing their homework on night buses, sleeping in parks, sofa surfing or even staying with strangers they've met on the internet.
The show hears about a wide variety of organisations working in this area, including Centrepoint, End Youth Homelessness, Cardboard Citizens and New Horizon Youth Centre. For help and advice head to the BBC's Advice pages here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2pJWJ2LqcNkJFyW9QbP5yLb/running-away-homelessness
The Centrepoint helpline number mentioned in the show is 0808 800 0661 Lines are open Mon-Friday 9am to 5pm.