Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless
A new film for BBC Children in Need sees Stacey Dooley uncover stories from homeless teenagers across the UK, giving a voice to some of society’s most vulnerable young people. The film shines a light on the struggle homeless young people face in finding a safe place to sleep and their journey in securing a stable and permanent home.
“Our film for BBC Children in Need shares stories from some incredible teenagers from across the UK facing the struggles of finding a stable roof over their heads.” said Stacey
“I am so grateful to all of the brave young people involved and hope that their honesty will go on to start a really important conversation about today’s homeless young people.”
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this film, the following organisations may be able to provide help and advice.
If you are interested in the Host Family Scheme as mentioned in the film, please visit Nightstop at www.nightstop.org.uk/
Or find out more about the documentary from the makers and see an interactive map on getting help here.
Funded by BBC Children in Need
YMCA Crewe Ltd
The Foxton Centre
National (not funded by BBC Children in Need)
Crisis works with single homeless people and delivers services including education, employment, housing and well-being services addressing individual needs.
Phone on 0300 636 1967
Shelter helps people struggling with bad housing or homelessness, via their website, helpline and face to face services.
Phone: 0808 800 4444
Shelter Cymru provides free specialist legal advice and advocacy to anyone with housing difficulties in Wales.
Phone: 0345 075 5005
Shelter Northern Ireland works to secure rights to housing for all households in Northern Ireland.
Local (not funded by BBC Children in Need)
London, Sunderland, Bradford, Manchester and Barnsley
End Youth Homelessness
London, Yorkshire, NE & NW
1625 Independent People
Bristol Youth Maps
Caring in Bristol
Bristol Soup Run