Homelessness in the Borders was highlighted at a Galashiels supermarket over the weekend

Homelessness among young people in the Borders was highlighted by a sofa installation at a Galashiels supermarket over the weekend.

Sunday, 5th December 2021, 6:27 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th December 2021, 6:27 pm
Joanne Simpson with Rock Trust project manager Iain Mills, at Tescos in Galashiels. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

One in four people affected by homelessness are aged between 16 and 24.

And the Borders is not immune from ‘sofa surfing’ – where people without a permanent home crash out on the sofas of friends.

IT provider SoConnect teamed up with the Rock Trust to highlight the issue by pitching up a sofa at Tesco Extra from 10am on Saturday, December 4.

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Rock Trust is using its 30th anniversary year to make the invisible nature of youth homelessness visible.

They have toured community spaces around Scotland with their ‘Sofa Stories’ installation.