A KEIGHLEY building society is backing a campaign to combat youth homelessness.

The Low Street branch of the Yorkshire Building Society is supporting End Youth Homelessness Week, which begins today (Monday, May 14).

People are being encouraged to donate through the branch to a rent deposit scheme, which provides practical help to young people who are ready to move from supported accommodation into homes of their own.

The society nationally has embarked on a three-year partnership with the End Youth Homelessness (EYH) movement, with the aim of raising £750,000.

EYH is striving to end homelessness among 16-to-25-year-olds.

Chloe Emmerson, Keighley branch manager for the Yorkshire Building Society, said: "We're proud to be backing End Youth Homelessness Week to help highlight the issue in our community and nationally.

"Through our partnership with End Youth Homelessness, we are providing real help for young people in need.

"Thanks to the support of people in Keighley we have already raised £314, which will go towards providing a home to a homeless young person."

For more details, visit ybs.co.uk/societymatters.