Video: Lincolnshire charity breaking the myths of homelessness

A Lincolnshire homelessness partnership between local housing authorities and support agencies is ‘breaking myths’ with a locally-produced video on youth homelessness.

The campaign, which began last Autumn saw the launch of the short documentary on May 1, shot in Lincoln.

The group, with production help from Lincoln company Blueprint, is encouraging people to seek help.

The film 'choices' was launched encourage young homeless people in Lincolnshire to seek help from they local councils.

The film ‘choices’ was launched encourage young homeless people in Lincolnshire to seek help from they local councils.

The film ‘Choices’ is hoped to act as a guide to young people should they become homeless. People looking for advice can visit www.gov.uk to find their local council and the services on offer.

Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy Group Co-ordinator Celia Brown said: “The group have been running a campaign on ‘Breaking the Myths of Homelessness’ and as part of this, have targeted the myths of youth homelessness.

“They have commissioned a short film on youth homelessness (produced by local Lincoln company – Blueprint).

“The aim of it is to prevent young people becoming homeless and encourage people to seek help at an earlier stage.

“For anyone 16 years of age and over, who is already homeless or your housing is at risk – help and support is available from your local council”.