The charity Centrepoint says its new research demonstrates how badly a nationwide helpline is needed [Image: Independent].

Do Centrepoint’s figures mean an extra 25,000 young people may become homeless – in addition to the 120,000 who already are?

So much for the ‘Season of Goodwill’.

Here we are at Christmas and the most vulnerable people in the country are being thrown out into the cold because councils can’t cope and the Conservative Government couldn’t care less.

And it’s exactly what the people of the United Kingdom supported with their votes in 2015.

Well done, Britain. You betrayed your children.

Up to one in three young people seeking help from their local council because they are homeless or about to become homeless are being turned away unaided, new research has found.

Freedom of information requests completed by 260 English councils and returned to Centrepoint, the charity for homeless young people, found that only 67 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds seeking help were recorded as getting some sort of assistance from their local authority.

That left 33 per cent – one in three – who simply disappeared from the records, with every chance that they had been turned away unaided.

And this Christmas, Centrepoint warns, some 25,000 young people could be at risk of homelessness.

Source: Up to a third of homeless young people turned away when they seek help from their local council, research reveals
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