Politicians have more to do to earn the trust of young people. Metro-mayors, notably Andy Burnham in Manchester, have placed homelessness squarely at the centre of priorities for the city-region. Given the result of the General Election, will any future government want to gamble its electoral success by ignoring voters who will be around for many elections to come?
Chief Executive of youth homelessness charity Centrepoint
Chief Executive of the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint and a Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Centrepoint's research shows that for each one of those young people we see on the streets, dozens more are sleeping on the sofas of extended family and friends and, in some cases, in the beds of strangers.
14/02/2017 15:26 GMT
Every year in the UK 80,000 young people experience homelessness, a fact known to too few but one that should trouble all of us. Tonight members of the public in eight cities will make their feelings known by giving up their beds and spending a night on the street in the largest national Sleep Out of its kind.
07/11/2013 11:13 GMT
If you fancy dinner at The Clink Restaurant, you'll have to be patient - this swanky establishment is booked up months in advance. After making the reservation, don't forget to get security clearance and Home Office approval.
15/04/2012 23:02 BST