Thousands of young people need your help to take the first step out of homelessness

The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for us all. But for thousands of young people without a safe place to call home it has been impossible. Unstable employment, crowded family homes and increased mental health pressures have all played a part in the huge increase of young people becoming homeless.

Across the county there is a huge lack of emergency accommodation for young people.

First Step appeal aims to fund eight vital emergency accommodation projects across the country.

Emergency accommodation is the First Step Out of homelessness.

How has Covid-19 affected youth homelessness?

Calls to national youth homelessness helplines indicate that there has been a 33.3% increase in the number of young people experiencing homelessness this year, compared with last*

*Centrepoint

In London there has been an 80% increase in 16–25-year-olds sleeping on the streets since March 2020*

The Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN)

Unemployment among 18–24 year olds will rise by 600,000 this year*

Office of National Statistics

But together we can change this

The First Step Appeal will create over 100 bed spaces for young homeless people

Find out more about the projects and how you can support them below:

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Stock photos have been used in this story to protect the identity of young people

Stock photos have been used in this story to protect the identity of young people