More than a quarter of young people are worried they or someone they know will become homeless in the next 12 months, according to new research.

A UK-wide poll was carried out by Opinium on behalf of Places for People (PfP) and surveyed 550 young people aged 16 to 24.

People in this age group were the least likely to oppose new affordable housebuilding in their area, at just one in 10.

They were also the likeliest to associate social housing with positive words such as ‘togetherness’ and ‘unity’.

By comparison, those aged 55 and over were most likely to connect it to words like ‘unemployment’ and ‘anti-social behaviour’.