Nick Connolly, MD at End Youth Homelessness said:
“The public struggles to relate to youth homelessness because it cannot imagine sleeping rough. In fact, youth homelessness is about hidden homelessness, which is usually about vulnerable people taking desperate measures to avoid sleeping rough because their families have broken down. EYH is very excited to be working with Truant London and Jack to shine a light on the shocking decisions young people are forced make in order to find somewhere to sleep, and to help the public spot the signs of hidden homelessness in their own communities.”
Simon Labbett at Truant London said:
"It’s all too easy to revert to stereotypes when thinking about youth homelessness, and whilst the obvious signs remain a problem, lurking in the shadows exists a much bigger problem, a problem that may well be affecting someone you know. It’s not just about sleeping on the streets; it’s about not having a place to call home. We wanted to highlight some of the incredible stories we’ve learnt since working with End Youth Homelessness."
Khaly Nguyen, Marketing Manager at Jack said:
"When people think of homelessness they usually think of rough sleepers on the streets, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of other homeless young people that you may never see. We wanted to use our poster sites as a platform to help EYH drive awareness around this important issue, we hope that passers-by will stop and take notice."
*Statistics provided by Centrepoint.