Hundreds face uncertain winter
It’s feared there could be hundreds of young people in Kent who will be homeless this Christmas.
According to charity Centrepoint, there were 488 people aged 16 to 24 in the county without a permanent roof over their heads in the last financial year.
Medway had the highest number with 84 - while 224 people also received support for housing from the council. Swale had the second highest number of young homeless with 75, followed by Maidstone where 68 were either sleeping rough or living in temporary accommodation.
Abi Gill, policy and research manager at Centrepoint, said: “We’re estimating 1,900 will be homeless or at risk of homeless- ness at Christmas in the south east. None of those young people should be facing this.
In other areas Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling councils had 13 young people and 11 were affected in Sevenoaks.
Ms Gill added: “The biggest cause of youth homelessness is family break downs. It is a really complex issue.”