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Young Homeless Crisis Revealed
2:45pm 16th February 2012
Cornwall's young homeless crisis is revealed.
Experts and charities are meeting in St Austell later, as the number needing help doubles in a year.
More than 130 in the town are classed as at-risk.
Youth worker Jane Wood says they want to open a new support centre: "It feels like sometimes we're setting up our young people to fail. They're going from a home environment almost to independent living or bed and breakfast with only support if they're willing to engage. Whereas if they're in supported accommodation, at least the support's there on hand and they can be taught those independent living skills.
"St Austell covers a wide area with all the clay areas and there isn't supported accommodation just for young people. There is supported accommodation in St Austell but for specific needs, nothing for young people with trained staff; I think that would be really beneficial".
Community workers are backing calls for a shelter.
Kym Matthews runs a kitchen in the town and says, "There are other young people coming in. One young couple came in and they were sleeping in their car, that's all they had. Obviously you say wow that's great they've got a car, but actually in this weather, sleeping in a car isn't much fun".
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