Professor Green sets out to discover the modern face of homelessness, changing our perceptions of who the homeless are and the harsh reality of their lives. From the shocking streets of Manchester, where rough sleeping has doubled in the last year, to meeting those trapped in the same cycle of temporary hostel life and sofa surfing, he uncovers a generation of people without access to normal society or to their futures.
What's life like to be young, homeless and struggling in a town where one in four households are on benefits? Panorama has spent four weeks filming with the young residents of the YMCA in Stoke, once home to some of the world's greatest potteries. The YMCA in England and Wales provides accommodation and support to just under 10,000 16-25 year olds but fears its services may be under threat by the government's proposed cuts to housing benefit.