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Local students to raise awareness of youth homelessness

Participants of the Youthscape programme at South West College (SWC) will be putting themselves in the shoes of homeless people by participating in a 12-hour sit-out at the Omagh Campus, tomorrow, Thursday, September 20, from 10am to 10pm.

As part of the programme’s Social Impact module, the team aim to raise awareness of hidden homelessness, also known as ‘sofa surfing’ among young people and also to signpost those in need to appropriate support groups.

The Youthscape participants will also be accepting donations for Action for Children Northern Ireland, a charity which helps to tackle the growing crisis of youth homelessness.

Youthscape programme is funded by SEUPB, under the PEACE IV Objective 2.1 Children and Young People.

If you or someone you know is affected by homelessness, please get in touch with Action for Children Northern Ireland, phone (028) 9046 0500 (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

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