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Pandemic sees huge rise in homeless young people in Sussex

THERE has been a 61 per cent rise in homelessness among young people during the coronavirus crisis.

The number of homeless 16 to 25 year olds in Sussex and Surrey has soared as pent-up families break up amid the pandemic.

This is according to the charity YMCA DownsLink Group, which provides supported accommodation and housing advice.

It said since March, the number of young people needing its services has risen by almost two thirds against the same time last year.

And the charity expects the new “rule of six” restriction will make matters worse.

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