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Youth homelessness 'increasing'

Charity's awareness raising in high schools

Homeless charity Housing Matters dealt with almost 50 young people last year.

Bosses say an 'increasing' number of under-20 year-olds are living in temporary accommodation or sleeping rough - with almost half having left home due to family breakdowns.

A new peer education programme in secondary schools is now hoping to raise awareness of the situation, using real life service users' stories.

Co-ordinator Katie Farrall says the reality of homelessness needs to be addressed:

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