Sofa Surfer is the story of a 23 years old young woman from Hackney. JRC came to Off Centre to find advice after spending years staying on friends' and relatives' sofas around London.
No-one knows how many young people in London are sofa surfing, stuck in this cycle of hidden homelessness. However, everyone who works with young people knows someone in this situation. Often they are not entitled to accommodation because councils do not consider them to be in priority need for housing but the instability of their housing can affect their health, education and their chance of getting and keeping a job.
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