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Stacey Dooley: The Young And Homeless

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This sensitive observational film follows three teenagers as they navigate their way through the most defining part of life, without a home. Following some of the most resilient teens, who have endured what most adults would struggle with.

‘A fifth of young people are homeless – you just can’t see them’.

The result is a swarm of ‘hidden homeless’ teens that feel like life has ended before it’s even begun. Avoiding the streets, these vulnerable teens resort to sleeping on night buses, friends’ sofas or swiping right on Tinder to score a place for the night and a hot shower for the morning.

Imagine being told you need to prove the abuse you have suffered, while a person in a suit says because you ‘chose’ to leave, you are intentionally homeless. Imagine spending your 18th birthday sleeping in a shelter and being told you’re no longer a priority because your case is not as bad as others. Imagine living through all that and fighting to stay in education and employment, and STILL maintaining hope, dignity and aspirations for a future.

This film follows the frustration of some of the most remarkable and resilient teens, who have endured what most adults would struggle with.

True Vision for BBC 1

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