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On October 3rd we will be participating in Byte Night by sleeping rough in Potters Fields, London .
Byte Night is the IT industry’s annual sleep out raising money to support Action for children and their work with young people who are homeless or facing life after care. This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 300 sleepers taking part in London alone, plus Byte Night events in locations around the country and the aim of raising over £500,000 for action for children, the children’s charity.
Youth homelessness– the facts
· More than a third of new cases of homelessness last year were young people aged under 25.
· Just under a quarter of young people who became homeless last year were forced to leave home because their parents were no longer willing to accommodate them.
· Up to a third of people sleeping on the streets have experience of local authority care.
· Research has shown that up to 20% of those in care experience some form of homelessness within two years of leaving local authority care.
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