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What do Young, Single and Homeless People Really Face?

Em Morley - April 23, 2015

Mateasa Grant is a 25-year-old who found herself homeless at the end of 2013.

After her relationship broke down, Mateasa moved in with some friends and got herself a new job. When her boss disappeared after two months without paying her, Mateasa had nowhere to live.

Mateasa could not turn to her family for support, and realising that she would have to sleep rough “was frightening” and “out of my control.”

However, Mateasa found that her situation is not unusual, as over half of those seeking help for homeless are under 25-years-old.

Mateasa was “confident” that her local authority could help her, but what followed has formed part of a shocking and disappointing journey. Mateasa documented her struggles in the film Young, Single and Homeless.

The facts that Mateasa unearths will surprise many, as it appears the housing crisis is causing difficulty for councils, charities and those finding themselves without somewhere to live.

Watch the film below: