Much as I agree with the blog about the homeless in Brighton, I would like to add that it is almost as difficult for students to keep themselves as for the unemployed homeless. It is a struggle to make ends meet.
Students (as is also the case in the USA) may have to work full time in the holidays to be free to study in term time and really they should be able to study in holidays also. Being mostly young they are open to exploitation and health can suffer when there is no holiday.
Sleeping rough becomes a near reality as students aren’t able to claim housing benefit and can only sign on in the holidays. On the other hand some children from well off homes may choose to work on holidays and even term time to gain vital experience,
.Also to mention that there is the possibility absence of suitable employment when they do graduate.