About Us


Youth Homeless North East was established in 2007 as a network through support from Homeless Link and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Our aim is to provide a regional focus, resources, and facilities to address youth homelessness strategically through policy and influence, putting young people at the heart of it. 

YHNE is described as an ‘independent, action driven community of young people, strategists, commissioners and providers of youth homelessness services’.

Today Youth Homeless North East is a successful and independent charity working across the North East directly with young people affected by homelessness. To download Our Vision and Mission Statements, along with our Objevctives and Values, please click here.

Our Objectives

YHNE is established to:

  1. Ensure objectives are set for tackling youth homelessness in regional policy and strategy and
  2. To share practice and innovation across the region to inform consistent approaches within frontline services.


Our Vision

‘Every Young Person has the Right to a Home’


Our Aims

Are ‘to prevent, tackle and resolve homelessness experienced by young people aged 14 to 25 years old in the North of England’  by:

  1. Amplifying the voice of young people to shape solutions and influence policy.
  2. Growing our ability to broker strategic solutions to Youth Homelessness.
  3. Increasing early intervention and prevention impact through education and local capacity building.
  4. Developing local and regional delivery models with effective route maps for young people at risk of homelessness.
  5. Increasing the collective knowledge and societal awareness of homelessness through research, robust evidence and effective dissemination.
  6. Seeking to add value and work in partnership, guided by our core values, and achieve long term sustainability.

Our Approach

We have a strong model based upon collective impact through collaboration and partnership that provides valuable functions for the sector whilst facilitating young people affected by homelessness to have a voice in informing responses to youth homelessness working to principles of co-production.

We currently have over 500 subscribers to our monthly e-newsletter. This includes young people, individuals, and organisations, including the voluntary and community sector, housing associations, and local authorities from across the whole region.

Equality and Diversity

Youth Homeless North East (YHNE) seeks to challenge discrimination within society that contributes to youth homelessness.  

We aim to actively protect the young people we work with, paid staff and volunteers from sexual, racist, sexist, homophobic and any other type of abuse or harassment.

Read our Equality and Diversity policy here.

Privacy and Confidentiality

YHNE work hard to ensure your privacy and confidentiality is upheld at all times.

All personal information will be treated in confidence and will not be given to any party without their express permission to do so (except where we have a legal obligation to do so). Legal reasons include:

  • If there is a real concern that a third person is at risk i.e. suspected adult or child abuse.
  • Should an individual fall urgently ill whilst working or volunteering with us and information needs to be given to medical personnel.

When it is necessary to disclose information for the detection and prevention of crime and taxation or any other illegal activity or purposes;
Where any other overriding law requires us to disclose.

Read our Privacy Policy here.


Youth Homeless North is committed to upholding the highest possible expectations of safeguarding and professional standards by staff.  Our Board of Trustees are responsible for ensuring our practices, training, policies and procedures reflect this. Read our safeguarding policy here.

Keeping in Touch

Keep up to date and subscribe to our e-newsletter here.

Who we are

Youth Homeless North East is a registered charity with company by guarantee status.  We receive no public funding form central or local government.  To read our 2018 Annual Report and Accounts, click here.


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Contact Us:

Youth Homeless North East
MEA House
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: 0191 255 1911


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