Shelter seeks action for young homeless

    Housing charity Shelter has launched a new campaign to stem
    rising homelessness among young people.

    A study this week, which launches the charity’s first advice
    website for young people, finds that almost half of young people
    aged 16 to 25 do not know where to turn when they face housing
    problems.

    The YouGov poll also reveals that a quarter of young people said
    their landlords had entered their property without permission. And
    60 per cent of young renters wrongly think they can be legally
    evicted with just one month’s notice.

    The website offers practical and legal advice on tenants’ rights
    and dealing with rogue landlords, and targeted information for care
    leavers and students. It will be accompanied by a three-year Know
    Your Rights campaign.

    Shelter director Adam Sampson said: “From students to care
    leavers, many young people are at risk of suffering in bad housing
    or even becoming homeless because they don’t know their housing
    rights.”

    More from Community Care

    Comments are closed.