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Did you know that almost 40,000 young people aged 15–24 years presented alone to a homelessness service in 2021–22?  Of these young people, almost half experienced mental ill-health and over one third experienced domestic and family violence.

The majority of these young people were in need of short or long-term accommodation and most were turned away due to a lack of capacity. These statistics only scratch the surface of issues that young people experiencing homelessness face.

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This year Yfoundations are calling for the development of a standalone National Child and Youth Homelessness and Housing Strategy.

Sign the petition and check out  how you can be involved in #YHMD2023.