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Tamworth Youth Homelessness Matters Day: support services doing all they can to stop cycle | The Northern Daily Leader

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‘IT’S not a sleepover if you can’t go home’, and unfortunately for many young people, a long-lasting sleepover is the situation they’re currently in. Wednesday is Youth Homelessness Matters Day, but everyday local support services do everything they can to help young people in the region find a permanent home. Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS) youth homelessness service manager, Annette Pascoe, said young people impacted by homelessness were mostly “couch surfing”. But there’s a long list of barriers stopping these 16-24 year olds from accessing a place of their very own, like mental health problems, unsupportive families, a lack of rental history, and low incomes. The affordability of a home in itself is another tough…



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