Terry Stiastny writes: "One of the more controversial ideas in Gordon Brown's speech to his party conference this year was the plan for teenage mothers to be put in a "network of supervised homes" rather than given a council flat. Some critics compared the idea to the Victorian workhouse.
Some hostels for young parents already exist -- including the network of Foyers run by housing associations for homeless young people."
You can hear Terry's report in PM tonight. For the Blog she writes: "Here are Amber and her son Riley, who live at the Barking and Dagenham Foyer, as featured in my piece. Riley thought the microphone was very funny, but mostly tried to eat it."