Please watch and share our #NOWYOUSEEME film all about hidden homelessness, produced by Black Dog Films. Scroll down for more information on the campaign.

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In 2018, 103,000 16-25 year-olds asked their local authority for help because they were homeless or at risk. 52% received no documented support.* End Youth Homelessness launch #NOWYOUSEEME campaign to raise awareness of what happens to these “hidden homeless”

Little is known about what happens to the 52% of young people who receive no documented support from their local council. It is this forgotten group that is often forced to ‘sofa-surf’; sleeping on the floors and sofas of friends or acquaintances. Once they exhaust goodwill they often resort to more desperate measures – sleeping on night buses, injuring themselves for a hospital bed, trying to find a ‘date’ for the night, or worse.

#NOWYOUSEEME is shining a spotlight on this shocking issue

End Youth Homelessness (EYH) has teamed up with acclaimed artist and sculptor David Oliveira to place “invisible” sculptures of young people in prominent train stations and shopping centres around the UK. The campaign aims to encourage the public to make the invisible, visible, by sharing #NOWYOUSEEME on social media, raising awareness of and supporting their local youth homelessness charity.

Support the Campaign

  • Follow us on our journey with #NOWYOUSEEME
  • Watch and share our campaign video by Black Dog Films
  • Watch out for #NOWYOUSEEME sculptures in stations and shopping centres across the UK, dates below

See the campaign

#NOWYOUSEEME Sculptures will be appearing in the following locations:

  • Westfield, White City, London: 28 - 31 March
  • Waterloo, London: 02 - 04 April
  • Central Station, Glasgow: 09 - 11 April
  • Edinburgh Waverley: 16 - 18 April
  • Manchester Piccadilly: 23 - 25 April
  • Birmingham New Street: 30 April - 2 May 
  • Kings Cross London: 13 - 14 May

*Statistics provided by EYH Member Charity - Centrepoint