What does being homeless mean?
Being homeless can mean living on the streets, but you can also be homeless if you have a place to stay. You can be considered to be homeless if you're:
- sleeping rough on the streets
- staying temporarily with a friend or family or 'sofa surfing'
- living with your family in temporary accommodation
- living in a B&B
- squatting in a property.
You could also be considered homeless if you're able to stay at home but are unsafe if do because you're being hurt or abused.