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'You're not on your own' when it comes to homelessness

30 January 2014 Last updated at 03:27 GMT

The number of 17 to 24-year-olds who are homeless is on the rise, according to new figures from Citizens Advice.

During 2012-13, 4,529 people asked for help, an increase of 57% from 2007-08 when the service received 2,890 calls.

"The rise is a very clear indicator of the impact the recession has had on this age group," said Rachael Holmes from Citizens Advice.

She said their main message was "you're not on your own" when it comes to dealing with homelessness.

Ms Holmes was speaking to Newsbeat reporter Frankie McCamley.

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